If you have AMD, learning how to make the most of your vision is important. Often you can still do many of your favorite things with special low vision tools. These tools can be things like of magnifying tools, handheld computers, electronic items and more.
Also, you can learn how to use your side vision to help you do things. A vision rehabilitation specialist can teach you how to find and use lots of low vision support services and tools.
Ask your ophthalmologist to help you find a vision rehabilitation specialist in your area. The goal is to learn new ways to be as independent as possible.
AMD can cause your vision to change over time. You may not notice these changes when they happen. But you need to catch vision changes as soon as possible. Treating them early can help slow or stop further sight loss. You should use an Amsler grid every day to monitor your vision. One is below for you to use.
How to use the Amsler grid:
Call your ophthalmologist right away if you notice that any lines or parts of the grid look wavy, blurry, or dim.