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West Point Grey Village
(604) 224-2322

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

AMD is Often Asymptomatic, Meaning that It May Often Develop Without Showing Signs. Regular Testing and Early Treatment Are Your Best Lines of Defence.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Affects Over 23 Million People Globally

An estimated 2.1 million Canadians suffer from AMD, with an estimated 78,000 developing AMD every year.

A positive byproduct of its prevalence is that, while there is currently no cure for AMD, there are available treatment options that significantly delay the onset and impacts of AMD.

We know that we avidly promote the importance of early detection, but it really is the best and most effective way to address Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

With early detection, supplementation and management can reduce the immediate severity of AMD as well as delay its onset.

While there are some risk factors that cannot be controlled – such as age, race, and family history – many risk factors can be controlled – such as smoking, weight, hypertension, diet, and UV exposure.

When you visit our Optometrist we will perform a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose and determine the severity of your AMD. From there, we will create a personalized treatment and management plan that will help you better live with AMD and its impacts.


What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

AMD is the leading cause of vision impairment in people over age 60.

AMD occurs when the macula – the central part of your retina – deteriorates due to age or lifestyle factors. It has two forms: dry, which is most notable for yellowish spots on the macula that slowly begin to blur/dim vision; wet, which is a result of abnormal blood vessel growth in the area underneath the macula, called the choroid.

Learn about age-related macular degeneration in depth on WebMD.

Risk factors are a combination of hereditary, genetic, and lifestyle factors.

  • Hereditary
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obeisity
  • Diet

Visit Our Practice
At West Point Grey Village

West 10th Eyes is a conveniently located eye doctor's clinic on W 10th Avenue in West Point Grey village in Vancouver. Call us at
(604) 224-2322 to make an appointment with our Optometrists to talk about your eyeglasses, contact lenses or specialty lens needs.

Drop in anytime to browse through our large selection of designer eyeglass frames or sunglasses.

West 10th Eyes

4357 W 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H6

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 224-2322
Email: info@west10theyes.com

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: Closed