Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of SightMatters.com, a new educational online resource for people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Bausch + Lomb launched the site to coincide with the start of AMD Awareness Month.
The new online resource, which was specifically designed for the visually impaired with an increased font size and distinctive color contrast between different elements in the site, will help patients take charge of their condition by offering a singular resource that is clear, concise and offers actionable content as opposed to the often dense and overwhelming information currently available. By having access to personalized tips and tools, patients with AMD will learn how to take charge of their condition and have the opportunity to join a supportive online community of others living with AMD.
“It is estimated that as many as 16 million people in the United States have AMD. SightMatters.com will provide these patients with the information they need to manage their AMD. With its ‘AMD Action Plan’ questionnaire, patients can receive a personalized plan to understand the changes needed in their daily lives and how to check for signs and symptoms of AMD, so they can help reduce their risk of progression,” Joe Gordon, U.S. president, Bausch + Lomb, said in a company news release. “SightMatters.com is part of our ongoing commitment to help protect and enhance sight for the millions of patients who need to navigate life with AMD – no matter where they are on their journey.”