The Amsler grid was developed in the 1940s. By the time you detect vision changes using the Amsler grid, significant vision loss may have already occurred.
The ForeseeHome is intended for use in the detection and characterization of central and paracentral metamorphopsia (visual distortion) in patients with age-related macular degeneration, as an aid in monitoring progression of disease factors causing metamorphopsia including but not limited to choroidal neovascularization (CNV). It is intended to be used at home for patients with stable fixation.
The ForeseeHome AMD Monitoring Program is only available by physician order and is intended to be used as an addition to regular eye exams.
The ForeseeHome AMD Monitoring Program is covered by Medicare, subject to its coverage requirements for the test, to assess patients with dry AMD who are at risk of developing wet AMD.