More and more companies are looking for novel ways to educate both eye-care professionals and patients about age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Below are a few of the newer training materials available.
Bausch + Lomb has launched “Sight Matters,” for the community of 800,000 people living with AMD. The new online resource, which was specifically designed for the visually impaired with an increased font size and distinctive color contrast between different elements in the site, will help patients take charge of their condition by offering a singular resource that is clear, concise and offers actionable content as opposed to the often dense and overwhelming information currently available.
By having access to personalized tips and tools, patients with AMD will learn how to take charge of their condition and have the opportunity to join a supportive online community of others living with AMD.
SightMatters.com will provide patients with the information they need to manage their AMD, according to the company.
“With its ‘AMD Action Plan’ questionnaire, patients can receive a personalized plan to understand the changes needed in their daily lives and how to check for signs and symptoms of AMD, so they can help reduce their risk of progression,” said Joe Gordon, U.S. president, Bausch + Lomb.
“SightMatters.com is part of our ongoing commitment to help protect and enhance sight for the millions of patients who need to navigate life with AMD — no matter where they are on their journey.”
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