About Macular Degeneration


According to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Macular Degeneration is an age-related chronic eye disease that damages the macula, the central and most sensitive part of the retina which sits in the back of the eye and enables vision by converting the images that enter our eyes into electrical signals to be sent to the brain via the optic nerve. Macular degeneration is the deterioration of this central part of the retina, and the result is a reduced ability to focus central vision, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. Your central vision may become blurry, dark, or totally obscured.

Here’s what the world may look like to someone with Macular Degeneration.

Left untreated, Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in Americans over 50. More than eight million people in the United States have earlier stages of AMD. Advanced age and genetics are the strongest predictors of macular degeneration, though certain lifestyle factors can increase your risk. Smoking, a diet high in cholesterol, and obesity have all been linked to higher rates of macular degeneration. However, macular degeneration and other central vision loss diseases can affect people of all ages, including children and young adults.


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There is, as present, no way to reverse macular degeneration. However the supplements lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to slow its advancement. World-class medical institutions are continuously performing extensive research, and there are exciting developments in healthcare and technology everyday. Most patients opt to use low vision aids to enhance the size, detail, and/or legibility of the objects around them. Traditional options tend to be bulky and expensive.

IrisVision is different. Unlike other vision aids, IrisVision glasses allow you to zoom in on objects of interest across the room or down the street, without losing the context of the overall scene thanks to IrisVision’s patented Bubble Technology. You can magnify text, objects, and the people you love with intuitive controls that auto adjust for high/low light and create a custom vision experience just for you using IrisVision’s 12MP or higher camera and brilliant LED screen, which are mounted in a lightweight headset. It is a low cost, powerful way to reclaim your independence.

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