Macular Degeneration and Important Information

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired disease of the retina that can cause significant visual impairment. Approximately 11 million people are affected with AMD in the US alone. The prevalence is similar to that of all invasive cancers combined, and more than double Alzheimer’s Disease. The risk for AMD increases more than three-fold in patients older than 75 years of age compared to individuals between 65-74 years of age. The diagnosis of ARMD is

Tyson Eye – Modern Technology With Old Fashioned Concern

Are activities you once enjoyed becoming less frequent? Have routine tasks become more challenging, such as night time driving? Are once vibrant colors and visual contrast now dull and muted? If you can relate to any of these questions, cataracts may be affecting your personal safety and quality of life. Recent studies have shown people who undergo cataract surgery have a lower risk of health conditions, as well as a longer life, compared to people

Good News About Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Visual impairment or legal blindness affects approximately 3% of the U.S. population over the age of 40, or a total of 4.2 million people. The most common cause of vision loss in this age-group is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), accounting for approximately 54% of cases. With increasing age, the prevalence of vision loss climbs to over 6% among Caucasians over the age of 85. AMD has two forms: Dry (non-exudative) or Wet (exudative). Even though

What is Low Vision, what causes Low Vision, where can I get help?

What is Low Vision: Low Vision as defined by The Vision Council, is a term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. It is often characterized by partial sight, such a blurred vision, blind spots, or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of all ages, but is primarily associated with older adults. What causes Low Vision: • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD): AMD is

Reading Never Sounded So Good…

The Perkins Library is the free public library for people who have difficulty reading regular sized print. This includes people who are blind, visually impaired, physically unable to hold a book or reading disabled. A special part of the Library of Congress, the Perkins Library is part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and services the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts with accessible and completely free materials shipped right to

A Smile Is The Curve That Sets Everything Straight

In 2015, Senior Charity Care Foundation addressed the challenge of providing accessible and affordable dental care by starting its own mobile clinic. Since July 2017, SCCF has added dentures services and semi-permanent crowns to the services provided. Dental care is an often-neglected service for many seniors. Unlike traditional medical care, dental care is not covered by most insurance programs and is excluded from Medicare or Medicaid (except for blind and disabled) coverage. Without insurance, the