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Dear Hyde Eyecare Patients,
In these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Hyde Eyecare to support you and our employees. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure your Health is our top priority as it has always been, the safety and security of our patients and employees remains our highest priority. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures developed in consultation with global and local public health authorities (including the WHO and CDC) to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:
• Our team members are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols.
• We have increased the frequency of cleaning & sterilizing our public areas (including exam rooms, optical gallery, lobbies, elevators, private offices, door handles, bathrooms, etc.) and have continued to use hospital-grade disinfectant.
• We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitizers and wipes. We remain committed to offering you the best eye care possible. We will be flexible if your appointment needs to be rescheduled and will always be here if an eye emergency arises.
At Hyde Eyecare, we believe it is in challenging times like these that the power of good “sight” is needed most of all. We remain committed to serving you and our community for many years to come.
President & CEO, Hyde Eyecare
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Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.8 million people have AMD and another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from Macular Degeneration.
This eye disease occurs when there are changes to the macula, a small portion of the retina that is located on the inside back layer of the eye. Macular Degeneration is a loss of central vision that can occur in two forms: "dry" and "wet."
Most people with macular degeneration have the dry form, and is treated with “natural vitamins” using what eye physicians call the ARED’s formula. Your eye physician will recommend specific type of vitamins to take. Don’t make the mistake of self-treating macular degeneration with synthetic vitamins.
The severe form wet form of macular degeneration may respond to laser procedures and medication injections, if diagnosed and treated properly.
In its early stages, the following signs of macular degeneration can go unnoticed.
If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms, contact your eye physician immediately for a comprehensive eye examination. Your Hyde Eye Care physician will perform a variety of tests to determine if you have macular degeneration or any other eye health problems.
Central vision that is lost to macular degeneration cannot be restored. Prevention is the key. Hyde Eye care does the genetic testing to let you know early is you are at risk for macular degeneration.
With "dry" macular degeneration, the tissue of the macula gradually becomes thin and the nerves die and stops working properly. There is no cure for macular degeneration, and any loss in central vision cannot be restored. Catching it early and prevention is the key and taking nutritional supplements can slow vision loss.