📌 1102 Kings Road, Sydney
📌 219 Commercial St Glacebay
Sydney River: 902-564-5332
Glace Bay: 902-842-3333
Age Related Macular Degeneration

Tamarind Optical Have the Ability to Test for AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).


Macula Risk is a genetic test to help identity and manage patients at risk for AMD progression. It both estimates risk of disease progression and recommends the appropriate eye vitamins.


Macula Risk estimates your 10-year risk of progression to advanced AMD (wet AMD or geographic atrophy) based on your genotype. This estimation combines genetics with non- genetic risk factors such as age, height, weight, and smoking history.


Genetic research shows that zinc based AREDS/AREDS2 eye vitamins like Vitalux or PreserVision are not safe for 15% of patients. For AMD patients with a specific genotype, the risk of developing wet AMD is tripled when taking these zinc containing formulations. 


Tamarind Optical Services in Cape Breton offer a wide range of eye-related services including AMD testing, Eye Exams, Eye Screenings, Eye Treatment, Contact Lens Service, Prescription Glasses, and Prescription Sunglasses for men, women, and youth, not to mention seniors.


Schedule An Appointment


Please call our office either in Sydney River or Glace Bay to schedule a consultation appointment, and we'll address your needs from there - Sydney 902-564-5332, Glace Bay 902-842-3333