If you’re looking for a low vision specialist in New York, you’ve come to the right place. With low vision optometrists in New York City, Rochester, and Garden City, we happily serve patients from the entire New York area. 

Our services include managing a host of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, as well as providing patients with low vision aids and devices. We help patients with low vision regain a sense of independence and achieve a higher quality of life. 

Contact one of our low vision optometrists in New York to schedule an appointment!

Interested in learning more about macular degeneration? Here’s a brief overview of AMD by one of our New York low vision optometrists. 

What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition that affects older adults. It causes damage to the macula, which is the central part of the retina responsible for clear vision. AMD can lead to blurry or distorted vision, difficulty recognizing faces, and loss of central vision, making it difficult to perform daily tasks like reading and driving. There are two types of AMD: dry AMD, which progresses slowly and accounts for about 90% of cases, and wet AMD, which progresses rapidly and is caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. While there is no cure for AMD, there are treatments available that can slow its progression and help to preserve vision.