About Adapt Dx
People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often do not know they have the disease during its earliest stages. They may dismiss early warning signs, like trouble seeing or driving at night, as part of the normal aging process. Ignoring these symptoms only delays diagnosis, which can lead to more unnecessary vision loss.
We are among the first eye care providers to offer this new innovative test, that helps us diagnose AMD at a very early stage and monitor disease progression. If you are experiencing problems seeing or driving at night or its becoming increasingly difficult to read in dim light, talk to us about scheduling an AdaptDx test.
How it works
The AdaptDx measures the time it takes for your vision to adjust to the dark. This is called dark adaptation. The simple test takes less than 10 minutes. You’ll look into the device in a darkened room and press a button every time you see a flashing light. The AdaptDx indicates signs of early AMD, thus giving you and your doctor valuable time to develop a plan to delay disease progression.
Who should have this test?
We recommend this test for patients who have a positive family history of AMD, who are current or past smokers, over the age of 50 years old, who have a history of hypertension or high cholesterol or those who have difficulty seeing in dark or dim illumination