Mid-Columbia Eyecare Center
4403 W. Court Street, Ste J, Pasco, WA 99301
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 60 and older.
Additional risk factors include: smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and family history of AMD.
AMD rarely causes total blindness, but can cause significant vision loss for some individuals.
One of the earliest symptoms of AMD is impaired night vision. The ALSTAR study showed testing with dark adaptation could improve detection of AMD up to three years sooner than traditional retinal imaging, which improves the likelihood that treatment will be started at the earliest possible moment.
If you are struggling with glare at night time, or have a family history of AMD it may be worth getting tested for dark adaptation.
The test is covered by most major health insurances (including Medicare).