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Wet macular degeneration can affect various aspects of your day-to-day life, especially if you have a job. Changing vision can pose unique challenges at work: reading from a screen may become more difficult as the condition progresses, and doctor appointments may not always easily fit into your schedule. Even so, each person’s experience with wet macular degeneration is unique and there are ways to minimize its disruption to your career. With the use of technology and some support from your employer, you can likely continue to work while managing your wet macular degeneration.
Here are some tips for managing wet macular degeneration symptoms while on the job:1
Here are some additional tips to keep in mind while balancing your wet macular degeneration and your career:
Depending on your disease progression, you might consider talking to your employer or Human Resources department about accommodations. If your job requires operating machinery or driving, speak with your doctor to determine if it is safe for you to continue working. This diagnosis should not discourage you, though—there are many different ways to continue working while making your health a top priority.