How will my optometrist diagnose AMD?

The most essential component of any comprehensive exam, particularly for seniors, is the ocular health assessment. A dilated retinal exam, using drops to enlarge the pupil, provides your optometrist with an excellent view of the macula, where signs of AMD may be evident before any symptoms develop. Digital photographs and high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans may be recommended, and an Amsler grid may be used to map any distortion, and for home monitoring of AMD.