Oakville resident promotes importance of eye health

By Abigail Cukier, special to the Beaver
Oakville resident promotes importance of eye health. “I would tell everyone to get their eyes checked regularly. The tests are painless. It takes up a bit of time, but it is very important.” – Pamela Lewis, Oakville resident
It was after a routine appointment with her optometrist that Pamela Lewis discovered she had age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lewis had no symptoms or any clue that something was amiss. Without that diagnosis, her condition would have been left untreated and progressed more quickly.
AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, near the centre of the retina and the part of the eye that lets us see objects straight ahead. I would tell everyone to get their eyes checked regularly. The tests are painless. It takes up a bit of time, but it is very important.” – Pamela Lewis, Oakville resident
Since that day 25 years ago, Lewis has been on a regimen of eye drops and regular check-ups. Through these, she was also later diagnosed with glaucoma and cataracts….. Read
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Source: Oakville Beaver
 
 

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