Test Your Eye-Q
Are you at risk of developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in seniors? Take this Eye-Q quiz to find out!
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects your central vision. When cells break down in the macula, the central part of the retina, the result is loss of sight in the central field of vision. The macula is responsible for distinguishing fine detail and is vital for reading, watching television, and recognizing faces and colors. With AMD, your ability to see changes and day-to-day frustrations include: blurry vision; distorted lines; inability to view objects accurately; and difficulty reading, writing, and driving.
Although there are many exciting new treatments for AMD that may significantly slow its progression, there is still no cure. However, research suggests that lifestyle choices may make a difference and can reduce your risk of developing AMD. For example, eating the right foods such as eggs and leafy green vegetables like spinach, collard greens, chard, and kale, may help. Protecting yourself from the sun by wearing a hat and sunglasses every time you leave the house may also help.
Find out your risk of developing AMD by taking the Eye-Q quiz. Answer the following questions and then click on "Submit" to find out how you did!