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Overview

Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.

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If you were a patient of Dr. John Metzger’s your files are now at Saugeen Vision Centre.

New patients are welcome !

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COVID-19 Update: Saugeen Vision Centre WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY!

Ontario Emergency Order Effective January 14, 2021.

The state of emergency includes a stay-at -home order that requires citizens to stay home except for essential purposes such as accessing grocery stores, pharmacies, HEALTH CARE SERVICES, and for essential work.

We are open by appointment only. (This includes frame selections, adjustments and repairs). To book your appointment please call 519 364 3590.