Hillsboro

(503) 649-7566

Portland

(503) 473-8039

Sherwood

(503) 625-5599

Sherwood (503) 625-5599

Hillsboro (503) 649-7566

Portland (503) 473-8039

ABC VISION

Signs of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a slow and steady change in the quality of one’s sight. The person’s sight diminishes, and straight lines appear to be warped. Simply put, macular degeneration will cause a person to lose vision drastically. Blurred vision, dark vision, and whiteouts in the center of your line of sight are symptoms regularly experienced with macular degeneration. In addition, in some cases, a person’s color perception has changed.

If you feel you may be experiencing some of these symptoms, the proactive move is to see a doctor of optometry. ABC Vision has optometry specialists that can give you a thorough eye exam and check for macular degeneration. If you live in Oregon and are in the Portland, Hillsboro, or Sherwood areas, contact ABC Vision to make an appointment today.

Are You at Risk?

Age-related macular degeneration is common among the elderly. If you are 75 or older, there is a 33% chance you will develop this condition. However, age is not only the only risk factor associated with this eye disease.

A significant factor linked to age-related macular degeneration or AMD is genetics. If you know someone in your family who has had macular degeneration, this puts you at a higher risk. Scientists have discovered dozens of genes linked to macular degeneration.

Genetics and age aren’t the only factors. Other risk factors to consider are smoking habits, diet, blood pressure, and overall health.

Two types of age-related macular degeneration are wet and dry. Both lead to problems with vision. To learn as much as you can and keep your eyes healthy, contact your optometry specialist today.

Knowing When to See an Optometry Specialist

You should always contact your doctor of optometry when you are experiencing issues with your vision, especially symptoms of macular degeneration. You should also contact them if you have a relative with the disease. An optometrist will examine you and determine what treatments are necessary and if an ophthalmologist is required.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re over the age of 40, you should get an eye exam and make sure to follow up as recommended by your doctor of optometry. They can help you deal with a vast array of eye issues, including macular degeneration. If you live in or near Portland, OR, contact ABC Vision today at (503) 625-5599 (Sherwood location), (503) 649-7566 (Hillsboro), or (503) 473-8039 (Portland).

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Portland

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Hillsboro

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Sherwood

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Call for Early Appointment Times

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Call for Early Appointment Times

Sunday

Closed

Portland

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Hillsboro

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sherwood

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Call for Early Appointment Times
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Call for Early Appointment Times
Sunday
Closed

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