Most experts recommend a number of things to slow the progression of AMD. You should stop smoking immediately if you are a smoker. You should be on vitamin and mineral supplementation. You should see an ophthalmologist every year and more frequently if you detect a change in your vision. You should drink less alcohol. Lastly you need a good pair of sunglasses that have UV protection. Many sunglasses do not have UV protection. Without this protection, sunglasses offer no help to filter out the damaging rays that speed the progression of AMD.