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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatment in Maine

Aging is inevitable, but vision loss doesn’t have to be — Maine Optometry is committed to protecting and preserving your vision well into retirement!

Get Ahead of Your Vision Loss with Maine Optometry

Your central vision plays an important role in helping you enjoy some of the most important things in life, like recognizing the faces of your friends and family. Even though you can see in your peripheral (side vision) in late-stage AMD, that’s why patients are still legally blind after losing their central vision. Our experienced AMD eye doctors use cutting-edge technology to identify AMD at its earliest stages, so they can take immediate action to manage your macular degeneration and prevent further damage.

AMD Treatment at Maine Optometry in Gorham

What Is AMD?

If you’re experiencing a blur when viewing objects that are straight ahead of you, you may have macular degeneration. The macula, located at the center of your retina, is responsible for processing your central vision, which plays a significant role in your ability to do many daily activities like driving and reading. AMD causes the cells in your macula to deteriorate, resulting in inaccurate perceptions of images and, in worst-case scenarios, complete central vision blindness.

Symptoms

In the initial stages of AMD, there aren’t many symptoms. During the intermediate stage, mild symptoms may start to appear, such as blurriness. As your AMD progresses into the late stage, you may start to experience blank spots, difficulty seeing in low lighting, dull colors, and straight lines appearing as warped or wavy.

Risk Factors

Patients aged 55 and older have the highest risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, but other risks factors include smoking, blue light from screens, and a family history of AMD. Since symptoms are non-existent in the early stages, regular eye exams with our skilled doctors are key to preventing significant vision loss.

Our Advanced Technology Means Early Diagnosis in AMD

Right now, there aren’t any late-stage AMD treatments available. Getting regular eye exams is the only way to detect macular degeneration in its early stages and protect your eyes from vision loss. Our state-of-the-art diagnostics, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), allow us to identify AMD before you notice symptoms and enable us to get ahead of the condition before it causes significant damage.
AMD Early Diagnosis at Maine Optometry in Freeport, ME

Why Choose Maine Optometry for AMD Treatment?

We understand how frustrating it can be to lose the ability to do the things you love. Our exceptionally talented team of doctors and staff are devoted to exceeding your expectations in all your eye care and vision needs. If you have AMD, our collective knowledge and experience in optometry, combined with the best technology available, enable us to help you slow its progression and prevent vision loss. And with seven locations throughout Maine, we make it easy and accessible to preserve your vision and get the best results.

Testimonials

Patrice Szabo
Patrice Szabo
March 9, 2023
Great experience from start to finish! Everyone is very friendly and cheerful. Dr. Hamilton spends as much time as you need with him, and he's very personable!
Jenny Abraham
Jenny Abraham
March 8, 2023
Friendly, efficient, and thorough. An all-around good experience!
Pat h
Pat h
March 8, 2023
I highly recommend them if you need your eyes checked and prescription reviewed. Office is clean, people are nice. The appointment was on time and went well, my prescription was re-evaluated, and I think they zeroed in correcting my prescription better than anyone else ever has, that was very important, and I feel great with the current prescription given to me. They have very nice eyeglasses, types I have purchased before from other places, but I found their prices to be high for the frames I chose and had them price, so I didn't buy any eyeglasses there because of the price.
John Skvorak
John Skvorak
February 24, 2023
My little grandson and I were wrestling as he loves to do and my glasses got the worst of it. I thought the Oakley frames were probably beyond repair and they were not new frames. Unfortunately I was right about the frames. I was very pleased and surprised when they said they would replace the frames and even adjust the prescription slightly in the lenses. Dr Todd Hamilton at the Standish Office definitely went above and beyond to take great care of me and it is very much appreciated!
Karissa McLellan
Karissa McLellan
February 10, 2023
I have been going to see Dr. Hamilton at the Standish location for a few years and have always had a great experience! The atmosphere is always good and all of the staff treats everyone respectfully. They even took the time to explain my eyeglass prescription so I could price out glasses online and didn’t give me or my husband a hard time about not getting both of our glasses through them. Excellent service all the way around!
sandra steele
sandra steele
February 2, 2023
All employees are "excellent" in the Standish office! very happy!