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Coping with wet AMD

Handling the emotions you may feel after a
wet AMD diagnosis

Everyone experiences wet macular
degeneration diagnosis differently, but here
are some best practices that can help you
adjust to life with the chronic condition.

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Explaining wet AMD to friends
and family

Opening up to your loved ones about your
diagnosis

A wet macular degeneration diagnosis can be
unnerving. But it is important to try to
talk about your condition, and how your
loved ones can help.

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Managing staying at home with wet AMD

Tips to stay healthy & happy in your household

Balancing a healthy lifestyle and independence can be challenging if you spend a significant amount of time at home. With that in mind, it is important to be deliberate about managing staying home in a healthy way.

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Staying active with wet AMD

Good choices can help maintain your overall health and wellbeing

Incorporating regular movement and exercise into your routine is important for maintaining overall health and wellbeing, especially while living with wet macular degeneration. Not only will exercise help with blood flow and maintaining a healthy weight, but physical activity can also lighten your mood and reduce anxiety as well.  

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Ask your eye care team

Download our patient and caregiver conversation guide

This guide will help you throughout your treatment journey with macular degeneration. It is a tool that you can use to learn more about your condition and features questions to help guide conversations about treatment with your doctor and eye care team.

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ViaOpta apps to help navigate daily life

A suite of mobile apps designed for you

Managing life with visual impairment can be a minute-by-minute challenge, with simple tasks like preparing meals, reading and walking becoming tough to navigate. To help you continue to enjoy the activities you love, ViaOpta Daily, ViaOpta Nav and ViaOpta Sim were developed.

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5 tips to a safer Home

Simple changes can make big safety differences

Navigating your home can become challenging because of wet macular degeneration. When the center of your vision is impaired, you may need to find ways to help you walk down stairs, set an oven or microwave timer or avoid bumping into your coffee table.

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A home guide made for you

Download our room-by-room guide

Suggestions for easy ways to adapt your home for living with wet macular degeneration.

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Building a support network

Suggestions for organizing all the help you’ll need

You can find comfort, control and independence in planning for ways to best live with impaired vision. For many people, this starts with building or expanding a support network.

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Healthy living and your sight

Good choices can help you protect your vision

Here are a few healthy lifestyle tips that may also benefit your eye health.

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