At Allisonville Eye Care Center we now provide genetic testing. We offer this through Visible Genomics. One third of patients over the age of 75 in America will develop Macaular Degeneration. This is the leading cause of vision loss in this age population! This genetic test is a non-invasive test done in our office through a simple, painless and convenient cheek swab.
If you are uncomfortable having it done in the office we can send the kit to you at home with instructions to be performed and sent in for evaluation.
This test is an affordable genetic testing that can be paid for with your HSA/FSA.
This test takes your genetics in conjunction with the risk factors you have of Macular Degeneration and builds a report for your Lifetime Risk of developing advanced Macular Degeneration.
If you have a family history of Macular Degeneration or history of smoking your risk is higher. These patients among others can benefit from knowing their genetics and work to stay on top of their vision.
Please call and schedule an exam or Telehealth to discuss option or getting tested. To get scheduled with Allisonville Eye Care Center call or text us at 317-577-0707.