May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance established by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in May 2003. From the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night, your eyes are working to bring you the world. In fact, they deliver 80% of the information you take in every day — about your loved ones, your job, and all the things you love to see and do! That’s why it’s so important to keep them healthy and safe.
Education is the very first and arguably the most important step in fighting Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). That’s why February has been deemed National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. Throughout the entire month of February an awareness campaign revolves around raising awareness about AMD and low vision, simply because these disorders have a huge impact on people of all ages, and yet not many people are aware what AMD or low vision is, their symptom, risk factors, and how to manage it if they are living with any of these disorders. By working together, we can help educate patients and the general public about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for this devastating disease.