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What You Need to Know About Age-Related Vision Loss

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Close your eyes. This is how nearly 15 million seniors in the United States are living—battling severe vision loss and legal blindness due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

AMD is the number one cause of vision impairment in adults over the age of 60 in the United States, and as "baby boomers" advance into their golden years, the prevalence of AMD increases. In fact, it is estimated that 14 percent to 24 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 to 74 years and 35 percent of people aged 75 years or more will get the disease.

Whether you're approaching midlife or caring for a parent who's already there, it's important to understand the facts about AMD. Consider this infographic your accelerated AMD course.

This infographic is provided by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies.

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