Testing for macular degeneration at home

We here at Freedom Home Care have focused much of our blogging efforts over the past week on macular degeneration, hoping to educate our readers on who the condition can affect, how they can be affected, and methods to slow or prevent its side effects.

In the YouTube video below, viewers can test for the presence and degree of macular degeneration with the Amsler Grid, which is a simple and effective test that helps to monitor the function of the macula or central area of vision. The graph-paper-like test features a black dot in the center, where vision is most affected.
Although the Amsler Grid serves as an effective at-home method for testing macular degeneration, we here at Freedom Home Care highly recommend that individuals who believe they are showing signs of the condition should visit their eye doctor as soon as possible.