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Welcome to Northway Estates Ask the Expert Dr. David H. Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and partner at Perlmutter Eye Center in Albany, NY. He specializes in retinal disease and customized cataract surgery. Common Questions Regarding Age-Related Macular Degneration: A 55+ Close-Knit, Vibrant, Pet Friendly Community! Conveniently located to major roadways for easy shopping. Health and fitness facilities, plus many social activities will help you feel rejuvinated. • Active Tenant Organization • Community Clubhouse • NEW & Used Manufactured Homes for Sale northwayestates.com 2560 U.S. 9, Malta, NY 12020 • (518) 899-2526 SARATOGA POINTÉ A New Community of Single Family and Town homes in Saratoga Prices starting in low $300,000s! Only minutes from all that Saratoga has to offer OPEN HOUSE: Friday through Sunday 1:30–4 pm Michelle Mulledy | 518.229.5757 Chris Conte | 518.788.3890 Q: Should I take a vitamin for my eye? I see vitamins advertised in the grocery store and in the pharmacy to promote eye health. A: For most people, there is no evidence showing a benefit to taking a vitamin for the eye. It is therefore not recommended for most people. However, for people with intermediate to advanced age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), there is a specific vitamin combination that can be helpful. The specific vitamin combination was researched in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) 1 and 2. It is available without a prescription in most grocery stores and pharmacies and contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, lutein, xeaxanthin, zinc, and copper. Q: How do I know if I should take an eye vitamin? A: First, your ophthalmologist should perform a dilated eye exam to evaluate your retina for signs of age-related macular degeneration. If there are intermediate or advanced ARMD changes present, your ophthalmologist will likely recommend taking an eye vitamin that has the AREDS2 study formulation. www.SaratogaPointe.com Northway exit 12 to Saratoga Lake. Or Northway exit 14 to Saratoga Lake. Follow Route 9P along the lake and turn onto Route 423. Saratoga Pointé is on the left. Call: (518) 472-9111 Decorating by Karen E. Rank KerDecor@Yahoo.com • perleyecenter.com 35 Hackett Boulevard, Albany, NY Winter