Macular Degeneration

What Is Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a degenerative condition involving an area of the retina responsible for central vision.  It is a leading cause of blindness for people over 50.

Risk Factors For Macular Degeneration

Being over 50

Being of  Caucasian decent

Having a family member with macular degeneration

Smoking-raises your risk by 2X

Did You Know

An estimated 9.1 million Americans have it.

That number is expected to double by 2050.

Eye vitamins can reduce the risk of progressing to the most severe foms by 25%.

People You May Know That Have Macular Degeneration

Stephen King.

Bob Hope.

Learn more about macular degeneration and schedule an appointment today. Gray Family Vision has two greater Portland Maine locations to serve you in Gray and Windham. Since 1989, we have been serving the entire Lakes Region Area including Auburn, Casco, Bridgeton, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Fryeburg, Lewiston, Naples, New Gloucester, North Conway, North Yarmouth, Raymond, Sanford, and Yarmouth.