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On April 8, the province of Ontario entered another state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order to control the spread of COVID19. At this time, optometrists and other regulated health professionals have been allowed to stay open.
Our office is open by appointment only and we are following strict Ministry of Health guidelines to insure the safety of our patients, staff, doctors and community.”

Please view our list of COVID-19 procedures HERE.

Overview

Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.