Welcome to your November e-newsletter. A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged their MP to attend the Westminster Eye Health Day which marked World Sight Day last month. You made it a great success! Read on to find out more about the fantastic number of parliamentarians who came along to talk to us about the future of eye health and the next steps we will take to ensure vital improvements in eye care.
A parliamentary event has helped push eye health up the political agenda, and educated MPs and peers about the need to improve eye care services. Thank you!
When Margaret was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) she was frightened for her future. But the last year has given her new hope for what can be achieved for people living with macular disease. As the ‘star’ of our appeal to help fund more research, Margaret shares her story and hopes for the future.
What happens to our eyes as we age? And why does macular degeneration occur? Professor Luminita Paraoan will join us at our Virtual Clinic this month – find out how her research has brought us closer to answering these questions and what this means for patients.
Are you the parent or grandparent of a child with macular disease? If you are, we’re inviting you to a one-off webinar to learn more about the support available.
This National Befriending Week, Barbara shares her experiences of providing vital support to others living with macular disease.
Colleagues at Vision Express stores across the UK are raising vital funds for the Macular Society and the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).
A brand new online tool has been launched to enable anyone to estimate their risk of developing macular disease. Please share this with as many friends and family members as you can to help Beat Macular Disease.