Save your sight: Spot the signs
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can damage your sight in just three months. If you're over 50, you're most at risk. RNIB can help you spot the signs of AMD and other eye diseases.
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Signs and symptoms of AMD
Symptoms vary, but usually the first problem you'll notice is your ability to see detail. You may experience some or all of the following:
Your peripheral vision is not affected and you won't feel any pain, but the centre of your vision is increasingly blurry.
Straight lines appear to be wavy, curved or distorted. The centre of your vision is affected the most.
Small print becomes difficult to read even when wearing reading glasses.
If you have these symptoms
- If you have any of these symptoms, visit your nearest optometrist.
- If you notice a sudden change in your vision, visit your nearest A&E.
Spot the signs video
Watch our Spot the Signs video on YouTube about spotting the symptoms of AMD early.
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AMD isn't the only eye condition that can affect your sight, particularly if you're aged 50 or over. Our Spot the signs guide will help you spot the signs and understand what treatments are available. For more information visit our eye health and emotional support pages, or you can call us on 0303 123 9999
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