Tools & Guides

Printable Amsler Grid

An easy-to-use self-monitoring tool for spotting subtle changes in your vision.

Questions to Ask Your Eye Care Professional

A printable list of 10 questions for your next visit with your eye doctor.

Your AMD Action Plan

A personalized list of changes you can make to help you reduce your risk of AMD progression.

Websites

Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness is the oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.

Low Vision Focus @ Hadley

Audio recordings, videos and webinars offer practical tips on living independently with low vision. Includes videos on how to use smartphone accessibility features.

MD Support

Founded and maintained by people with AMD, this site is a treasure trove of information, including links to agencies, low vision centers and other resources nationwide.

American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Information on AMD, plus a directory of eye care providers and low vision centers, and a roundup of research studies.

Apps

Seeing AI

A highly rated talking-camera app for the visually impaired that reads text you encounter, recognizes faces, identifies currency and much more. Apple and Android.

AUDM

Feature articles from a range of publications, from the New Yorker to the New York Review of Books, read aloud by narrators. Subscription required. Apple and Android.

Wearables

NuEyes ODG SmartGlasses

A wireless, voice-activated headset a little bigger than a pair of eyeglasses that magnifies and displays an enhanced image of what you’re looking at.

Online Communities

MD List

The MD Community’s members communicate and support one another via email listserv.

Products

SpeaksVolumz Talking Measuring Cup

Speaks weight and volume measurements. English only. Battery powered.

Low Vision Paper Notebook

A pad of bright white paper with bold black lines makes it easier to see when you write.

20/20 Boldwriter Pen

High-visibility, smudge-free black ink in a bold-tip, easy-grip pen makes it easier to see what you’re writing.

Reizen MaxiSee TV Glasses

Hands-free eyeglass-style binoculars that make it easier to watch TV, or any image that’s more than 10 feet away: movies, theater, sporting events, etc.

Carson ez Read Digital Magnifier

This electronic reading aid can be linked to your computer or TV and can placed on top of any reading material.

Talking Large Button Alarm Clock

Push the high contrast button, and this clock announces the time and date. English only.

Books

Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight

Advice on how to reduce the risk of AMD, ways to cope, eye healthy recipes, and more.

The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Information about AMD from renowned patient-educator Dan Roberts

Eat Right for Your Sight: Simple, Tasty Recipes that Help Reduce the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration

Simple recipes for meals that include eye-healthy nutrients.

Vision Loss: Strategies for the Living with Hope and Independence

Tips and support for people who live with advanced forms of macular degeneration, plus a guide to helpful technologies.

Services

GoGoGrandparent

A concierge service for people who want to use rideshare services like Uber, but have no access to a smartphone.

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