In the earliest stages of macular degeneration, it may be a little harder to see.
Vision may be blurred for distance or for reading, or both.
A very frequent and important symptom is distortion. Straight lines will not
straight. A telephone pole or a door frame may seem a little bent, crooked, or
irregular, as though seen through heat waves on a highway. An area of the Amsler
grid will appear distorted and the small boxes in that area will vary in shape
size (see above). Also, you may see a dark gray spot similar to the aftereffect
by a flashbulb. There may be other changes in vision: you may notice that the
an object appears different for each eye or that colors don't look the same for
These changes in eyesight are important symptoms and anyone who has these
make sure that he or she sees the eye doctor promptly. Do not assume you simply
new pair of glasses and wait for an appointment in the future.