Numerous websites are designed to raise awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), some sponsored by the National Eye Institute, others by disease-specific foundations, and others by industry.
Here is a basic overview of the websites and what can be found on them.
AMD/Low Vision Awareness have been coupled together in Personalized Cause (https://www.personalizedcause.com/health-awareness-cause-calendar/amd-low-vision-awareness-month), sponsored by the National Eye Institute Information Office. According to the website, “these disorders have an impact on people of all ages, yet few are aware of AMD and low vision symptoms, risk factors, and the way to manage these disorders. In the United States, the most common causes of low vision are AMD, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss affecting more than 15 million adults aged 50 and up.”
Personalized Cause supports AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month with custom awareness ribbons, wristbands, and fabric ribbons.