AMD and Low Vision: The Importance of Magnification

Woman using Traveler HD to read a newspaperWhat is AMD?  Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease in older adults that affects central vision and can begin almost undetected.  Annual eye exams by your eye care professional are especially important to catch this disease early and start treatments to retain as much usable vision as possible.

What is low vision?  Low vision is used to describe a person’s vison in which visual acuity is 20/70 or greater and cannot be corrected with standard reading glasses or improved with surgery. 

Why is magnification important?

Since Macular Degeneration damages central vision, magnifiers can help to make the most of your usable vision, increase reading speed, and improve accuracy.

Optical magnifiers are a simple and effective solution for quick spot reading and magnifying text and images while on-the-go.  Magnifiers with built-in lighting can increase clarity and visual acuity.  

Electronic video magnifiers offer adjustable magnification and a variety of contrast colors.  The electronic magnifiers are beneficial for reading, hobbies, school, and work.  There is no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to magnification; your eye care professional can help you find the solution that will work best for you.  

Learn more about Low Vision and AMD

Join us for a live webinar as we discuss Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and the importance of magnification. We will also answer your questions in real-time and demonstrate the Optelec PowerMag+ optical magnifiers and portable electronic magnifiers.


AMD and Low Vision: The Importance of Magnification

Thursday, February 8 at Noon Eastern time

ACVREP credits available during live presentation


Interested in the topic but can’t attend the webinar? Register for the webinar and we will send you the link to the archive once it is available.

Jan 31, 2024

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