With macular degeneration affecting many seniors, Tampa Bay area residents may have access to free macular degeneration eye examinations.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease affects central vision, attacking the macula. Wet macular degeneration is the more severe form of the eye disease, causing rapid loss of vision in those affected with the disease.
A new program by The Foundation of the Amcerican Academy of Ophthalmology has identified 22 doctors in the Tamp Bay, Florida area willing to give free eye exams and test for macular degeneration in eligible seniors.
To qualify for the free macular degeneration eye exams, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident that is 65 years of age or older. You must have had no previous macular degeneration diagnosis and not qualify under HMO or Veteran’s Administration services.
To find out if you or a loved one qualifies for these free macular degeneration eye exams call 1-866-324-3937.