Macular Society’s September e-newsletter

This is the Macular Society’s September e-newsletter:

We hope you are keeping well as we adjust to a new and different way of life. September is going to be a busy month! We celebrate our new partnership with Vision Express, who are generously donating £3 to us for every eye test this month to help beat macular disease. Our first-ever virtual conference takes place on 12 September, it’s totally free to take part and we hope you’ll join us. And if that wasn’t enough, our autumn raffle launches later this month too!

Our conference goes virtual
Our first ever virtual conference takes place next week on Saturday 12 September and we look forward to welcoming you. The event is free and you can hear from a range of experts, from ophthalmologists to researchers, who will talk more about how they are beating macular disease. Find out how to join

Vision Express helps raise vital funds to beat macular disease
We’re delighted to announce that Vision Express will be donating £3 from every eye test in September, to help Beat Macular Disease. In support of National Eye Health Week, Vision Express will be raising vital funds towards research to help find a cure and to provide services for people affected by macular disease. Find out more

What is the latest in potential treatments for dry AMD?
Patients with dry age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are invited to learn more about the potential treatments at the Society’s next Virtual Clinic. On Tuesday consultant ophthalmologist Clare Bailey will be looking into ongoing research and the potential for treatments in clinical trials for dry AMD. Read more

‘It’s not just something that comes with age’
How old were you when you were diagnosed with macular disease? Young mother Leanne started noticing that something wasn’t right with her vision when she was 22. Now aged 27 she wants to raise awareness that macular disease is not just something that affects older people. Read Leanne’s story

New series of videos for visually impaired workers and job seekers
Have you struggled to find employment as a visually impaired person or lost a job due to sight loss? We’ve teamed up with Support4Sight to create a series of videos, exploring the challenges of employment and looking for work as a visually impaired person. Find out more on how to watch

Join us and Beat Macular Disease
Become a member today with a six-month free trial for the simplest way to get expert advice and support, as well as updates on treatments and research into macular disease. Join the only community dedicated to finding a cure. Start your free trial

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