The Reading Lions & The Pleasant Street Center
Photographic Screening Program for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
This screening service is provided under the auspices of the Massachusetts Lions District 33N Eyemobile and the Reading Lions Club. You can discontinue participation in this program at any time.
Did you know that age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a common condition — it's a leading cause of vision loss for older adults. The Reading Lions, partnering with The Pleasant Street Center, now offer free periodic retinal screening for people with the most common, atrophic, or dry form, of age-related macular degeneration.
If you have AMD in one or both eyes, have been told you are at risk for developing the more advanced neovascular, or wet, form of AMD, and have no other significant eye disease, you may enroll in these screening sessions. The screenings will provide photographs of your central retinas to you and an opthamologist of your choosing in order to check for the development of more advanced AMD and schedule a follow-up as needed.
Screenings occur midway between your regularly scheduled appointments with your ophthalmologist; they pose no risk to you, do not involve eye drops, and should take about 20 minutes to complete. If you have questions, we will be happy to answer them and we strongly encourage you to consult your ophthalmologist about this program.
If you wish to enroll in these free periodic screening sessions, call (781) 942-6794 to schedule an appointment Mondays – Wednesdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Pleasant Street Center.