As we get older, especially over 40 years of age, vision can start to deteriorate. It’s important to be aware of even the slightest changes in your vision as it may be the early signs of more serious vision problems.
Please note that an at home vision test is always a good way to start to check if you have any problems however it CAN NOT and SHOULD NOT replace the type of medical examination you would receive from an eye doctor with proper equipment and expertise.
Although it is normal for vision to start to change as we get older there are people who may suffer from vision damage for unnatural reasons, such as a harmful side-effect of medication.
An important example of this is the current Elmiron Lawsuit taking place. This popular bladder medication has now been shown to cause serious vision problems that are very similar to Age Related Macular Degeneration.
The vision damage due to Elmiron usage is a unique type of eye toxicity called Pigmentary Maculopathy however, the symptoms are so similar to AMD that it can be mistaken.
Popular symptoms of Pigmentary Maculopathy include:
If you took this medication it is important that you get your eyes examined by an eye doctor. However for those reluctant or who don’t have as much time, doing an at home eye exam is a good place to start just to get a sense of what is going on with your vision.
Before you do the test make sure you have everything needed to administer the test:
Record the results of your home test by filling in the number of the smallest line you could read on the test for each eye. All adults should be able to read the 20/20 line clearly. If you have any abnormal results you should arrange for a medical eye examination by an ophthalmologist and take the results from your test with you.
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