Friday, February 5, 2010

February is AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration)/Low Vision Awareness Month

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, affecting 1.6 million Americans age 50 and older, according to Prevent Blindness America. The month of February has been designated AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month to help bring attention to AMD (Age-related macular degeneration.)

For those affected by macular degeneration and other low vision conditions, there are numerous solutions available. MaxiAids has a large variety of products that can help those experiencing vision loss continue to live active, independent and enjoyable lives.

Handheld, stand and electronic magnifiers bring newspapers, magazines, favorite books and family photos into focus again. Screen reading and magnification software improves efficiency and makes surfing the web fun again. Low vision lamps provide natural lighting that reduces glare and enhances contrast for optimal reading and writing comfort.

Big button phones and calculators make it easy to keep in touch and take the strain out of simple tasks at home or in the office. Talking clocks and low vision watches make waking up and keeping on schedule a breeze.

Whether you have macular degeneration or another condition resulting in vision loss, or are looking to assist a friend or family member with low vision, we encourage you to click on one of the above links, visit or call 1-800-522-6294 to see how we can help.

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