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Last week was Macular Degeneration Awareness week and to help promote this cause, Clarity Optometrists are releasing a series of recipe cards to promote healthy eating for good eye health!
This initiative is being assisted by Sarah Breckenridge, who heads the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Bulimba State School.
The recipe cards will be available in June from selected local shops. They will also be posted on our website.
Here is our first card!
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Macular Degeneration Awareness week 26 May to June 1 2013
by Clarity Optometrists
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in Australia. One in seven Australians over the age of 50 (1 million people) show some evidence of macular degeneration and this will rise 70%, to 1.7 million, by 2030 in the absence of prevention and treatment measures.
Well known Australian of the year, ITA BUTTROSE is also Patron of the Macular Disease Foundation leading the fight against macular degeneration and is encouraging all Australians to:
Have an eye test and make sure the macula is checked
Never ignore any changes in vision
Eat an “eye friendly” diet and lead a healthy lifestyle
Know the symptoms of macular degeneration, which can include one or more of the following:
Difficulty with reading or any other activity with fine vision
Distortion where straight lines appear wavy or bent
Distinguishing faces becomes a problem
Dark patches or empty spaces appear in the centre of your vision
Test for symptoms
Every Australian over 50 should have an Amsler grid in their home to test for symptoms of macular degeneration. The grid should never replace an eye test and any sudden changes in vision noticed while using an Amsler grid should be reported immediately to your eye care professional.
See your Optometrist on a regular basis to monitor changes in your visual system.