Ask anyone what they believe to be the most important of their five senses, and they will most likely say sight. I would agree with this answer because I know that without my sight, I would be lost – literally and figuratively. I won’t be able to find my way around without help, I won’t be able to see other people and I will not be able to do the things I really enjoy, like reading and writing, unless I learned Braille. The world would be a dark place indeed.
As I grow older, I appreciate the importance of my sight more, especially as I have family members who suffer and have suffered from visual impairment. My husband has retinal disease in one eye and his brother, now deceased, was completely blind. Therefore, when I heard about the Foundation Fighting Blindness and its effort to end blindness, I thought I should join in helping to spread the word around. Specifically, FFB, a non-profit organization, is providing funding for research on ending Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD.)
What is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes degeneration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The macula is what helps us with fine visual activities such as reading, driving and threading a needle. Every year nearly 10 million Americans go blind due to AMD, but thanks to FBB and the efforts they are making, a world without blindness can now become a reality. This is great news for people over 55 and their families. So please download this link to learn more about AMD and help spread the word about FFB.
Click on the link below to hear more about AMD.