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Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.

In response to the fast-changing COVID-19 situation, and the recent CDC recommendation to suspend routine eyecare, we are now open with limited staff available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for patients with ocular emergencies/urgent needs and for those who need to pick up orders. If you have an ocular emergency or would like to pick up glasses, contact lenses or eye vitamins, please call ahead to schedule a pickup appointment at 916-443-3524.
The safety of our patients and employees is our highest priority. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

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