Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Trivia Question 1:
A recent vitamin study sponsored by the National Eye Institute called the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that:
(a) Vitamins were found to SLOW the progression of macular degeneration in those patients who already had intermediate or advanced disease
(b) vitamins accelerated the process of retinal deterioration
(c) vitamins prevented the onset of macular degeneration
Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Trivia Question 2:
Which statement below is true about low vision drivers ?
(a) Low vision drivers may drive in all states as long as they have not had any previous accidents.
(b) The bioptic telescope has safely allowed some low vision drivers to drive in certain states if these drivers meet certain criteria.
(c) All people with low vision should NOT drive under any circumstances in any state.
Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Trivia Question 3:
What change was made to U.S. paper money beginning in 1997 to help people with low vision?
(a) Paper money with different thicknesses for $10, $20 and $50 bills was introduced so that by touch, people can determine which bill they are holding.
(b) A mild scent was added to the bills so that people can smell the money to determine which bill it is.
(c) The number at the lower right hand corner at the BACK of the bill was enlarged and given better contrast to make it easier to see.
Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Trivia Question 4:
True or False?
Intense eye rubbing in a newborn may sometimes be a sign of vision loss.
Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Trivia Question 5:
Approximately what percentage of Americans over the age of 65 report severe vision loss?
Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Trivia Question 6:
True or False?
About 5% of people with macular degeneration eventually become totally blind from this disease.