How to Best Monitor Your Vision

When we go visit my father-in-law in Wisconsin one of the first things he will do as part of his morning routine is to get out his Amsler Grid to check for any vision changes.

The Amsler Grid tests for distorted or wavy lines that indicate the development of leaky blood vessels or wet macular degeneration. This macular degeneration test has been the standard method for assessing one's vision at home.

The chart or macular degeneration grid is given to patients by the physician's office or one can order it free on-line making it readily available to any macular degeneration patient.

However, the effectiveness of this home monitoring method is questionable in detecting the early signs of wet macular degeneration or choroidal neovasculariztion.

A new FDA device for monitoring one's vision at home is called the ForeseeHome Monitoring Program. The device has been tested in thousands of macular degeneration patients and researched in several clinical trials.

A representative from the ForeseeHome Monitoring program shares with readers how the device works, what the research shows, why the Amsler Grid is not the most effective monitoring method, and who benefits from home monitoring:

How to Best Monitor Your Vision

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