Early detection of changes in the central sight area is vital to safeguarding vision from needless loss due to macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
If you are at risk for developing macular degeneration or have diabetes, it is wise to check the vision in each eye each day. Early detection of a problem with vision increases the chance of saving eyesight through timely laser treatment.
A simple test of vision quality that detects even minor changes when they first occur is the Amsler Grid. This easy test only takes a moment for each eye. The results can give you timely warning of changes in your retina that warrant immediate attention by an ophthalmologist.