Eye Health

When you grow old

Getting to grips with macular degeneration

While age-related macular degeneration is not widely known about it is an important eye condition and the leading cause of visual impairment in senior citizens of European decent.

Save your sight

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD) is a degenerative eye disease. If left untreated, eyesight will worsen or be lost permanently.

Cataract in a nutshell

The structures in your eyes change with age. Your may develop vision problems due to cataract formation or glaucoma.

Better vision after 40

Almost everyone over 40 needs a pair of glasses. Progressive addition lenses can restore 20/20 vision.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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