ANCHOR LEAD: February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month and a great time to put the focus on your vision. Brian Osuch has more. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. Barbara Knickerbocker Beskind is a 92 year-old conceptual designer who has not let the disease stop her…
CUT: (Knickerbocker Beskind) Everyday, I fight to help preserve my vision and even at 92 I don't expect to let AMD or anything else interfere with my passion for my career and the enjoyment of my family and friends.
SCRIPT: Dr. Michael Cooney is a New York-based ophthalmologist, specializing in retinal disease and surgery.
CUT: (Cooney) The National Eye Institute recommends that people with moderate to advanced AMD take a supplement with specific nutrients, known as the AREDS2 formula, to help reduce their risk of AMD progression. For my patients I recommend PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula.
SCRIPT: For more information on AMD, visit Joyofsight.com and Preventblindness.org/amd to learn how you can help preserve your vision. That's Newsbreak from Bausch + Lomb. I'm Brian Osuch
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