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Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.

Hello from Dr. Jurgensen & Associates

For the safety of our patients and staff, we will be postponing all non-emergency routine exams.

Our office will be limiting our hours during the next few weeks, but we will be here so you are able to pick up glasses and contact lenses, assist you in ordering contact lenses, and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Our office hours for the next few weeks will be:

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 10 am-4 pm

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: 10 am-4 pm

Friday: closed

Saturday: 9 am-12 pm

We appreciate your support during this time.