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Temporary Changes: Covid-19

Dear Monji Optometry Patients,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. We are open during our regular business hours, please call us at (818) 629-0229 if you need to arrange to pick up glasses or contact lenses. We can also take orders for contact lenses and have them shipped free of charge.

On April 29th the California Optometric Association in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health encouraged Optometrist to resume practicing with new safety measures in place. We are actively taking the appropriate measures to ensure patients and our staff are protected. The steps we are taking include the limiting of patients to one per hour, telehealth, good hygiene, protective barriers, and screening all employees and patients as they enter the office. We are planning on seeing patients on a limited capacity towards the end of May, please call us if you have any urgent vision needs and we will accommodate you.

When visiting the office please wear a mask, we are limiting the number of people in the office so please call us beforehand. Thank you, we hope you are doing well and take care.

Monji Optometry

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Macular Degeneration

Macular DegenerationAs a disease usually associated with aging, macular degeneration is also called age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), though there are other, less common types of macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration symptoms include a gradual loss of central vision needed to perform everyday tasks like driving or reading, and a reduced ability to see small visual details like fine print or patterns.

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over age 60, and presents itself in two forms: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. Of the two, the “dry” form is far more common. Both affect the center region of the retina, the light-sensitive area in the back of the eye responsible for processing images we see.

Macular Degeneration Statistics

Currently, macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in persons over age 60. Caucasians are far more likely to lose vision from ARMD than African Americans, and studies show that obesity, smoking, and exposure to UV rays may also be risk factors for developing the disease.

Macular degeneration tends to affect women more than men, and has also been linked to heredity. Nearly 90% of all diagnosed ARMD is the dry form.

 

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