Eye Connect: AMD

Welcome to Eye Connect: AMD, CNIB’s resource centre for age-related macular degeneration, an eye condition that is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in Canada.

For many people, adjusting to vision loss can be extremely challenging, and it’s common to feel scared and confused after you’ve been diagnosed with an eye disease. That’s why we’ve compiled the latest information, tips and resources for people with AMD and their caregivers. We hope that you find everything you need here.

This site provides a comprehensive overview of risk factors for developing AMD, prevention tips, what to do when you or a loved one is diagnosed, and what treatments and tools are available to you.

Getting more help

In addition to this web resource, CNIB provides vital rehabilitation services in communities across Canada, helping people with various types and levels of vision loss build the skills and confidence to lead full, active lives.

Whether you’re looking to connect with others who have AMD, ways to stay active and independent, or more information about monitoring and maintaining your vision health, we can help.

For more information about AMD visit NowEyeKnow at:


For more information visit Retinal International at;


For more information, visit the AMD International Alliance at:


or visit the Canadian Ophthalmological Society at:


Their mission is to bring knowledge, help and hope to individuals and families around the world affected by AMD.​​

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