While age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common, occurring in those aged 65 or over, there are other, less common types that can affect people of any age.
There are two principle types: wet AMD and dry AMD. Wet AMD tends to be more sudden in onset and thus more serious, occurring at any age, while dry AMD is typically associated with age and is slower in onset.
In both types the macular (the central part of the eye) deteriorates, resulting in a loss of central vision.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned, please make an appointment with the optical expert at your nearest Vision Express store.