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Save your sight Spot the signs

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can damage your sight in just three months. If you're over 50, you're most at risk. RNIB can help you spot the signs of AMD and other eye diseases.

Text SPOT to 70123 or call 0203 435 5738 to receive your free guide.

Alternatively fill out the form below for a copy.

* Texts (which cost one message) and calls will be charged at your standard network rate. We will contact you again in future to arrange delivery of the booklet and tell you more about our work.

Signs and symptoms of AMD

Symptoms vary, but usually the first problem you'll notice is your ability to see detail. You may experience some or all of the following:

Blurred vision

Your peripheral vision is not affected and you won't feel any pain, but the centre of your vision is increasingly blurry.

Distorted vision

Straight lines appear to be wavy, curved or distorted. 'The centre of your vision is affected the most.

Unclear vision

Small print becomes difficult to read even when wearing reading glasses.

If you have any of these symptoms, visit your nearest optometrist.

If you notice a sudden change in your vision, visit your nearest A&E.

About RNIB

Every day 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight. For some people, it's a gradual process. For others, it happens overnight. For all, it is life changing. At RNIB we're there for you, every step of the way.

We help people who have lost their sight continue to do the everyday things they love. We help people see themselves and their future in a more positive light. We campaign and work in partnerships to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

None of this would be possible without generous donations from the public. Help us reach everyone who needs us, every step of the way. Donate now (new window).

Save your sight Spot the signs

AMD isn't the only eye condition that can affect your sight, particularly if you are aged 50 or over. Our eye health pack will help you spot the signs and understand what treatments are available. There is also information about eye health (new window) and emotional support (new window) on RNIB's website, or you can call us on 0303 123 9999.

Text SPOT to 70123 or call 0203 435 5738 to receive your free guide.

Alternatively fill out the form above for a copy.

* Texts (which cost one message) and calls will be charged at your standard network rate. We will contact you again in future to arrange delivery of the booklet and tell you more about our work.