Eyecare professionals are on the front line of the fight against macular disease. These resources can help make sight loss less frightening for patients, and help you to be there for people facing macular disease today.

All resource information is available on our website, prioritising accessibility. Please consider sharing URL links with your patients to provide them with maximum flexibility in accessing this information. Additionally, many of our leaflets are available for PDF download below.

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Nearly 1.5m people in the UK have macular disease. It affects people of all ages.

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Our practical guides cover technology, employment, coping at home, enjoying life out and about, and tips for healthy living, including nutrition.

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Learn about how macular disease is diagnosed. The optometrist at your local optician’s practice can test sight, prescribe glasses and check for early signs of eye disease using photography or other imaging. It is important to get your eyes checked at least every two years.

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Find advice on what to do after a diagnosis of a sight loss condition. Macular Society is here to guide you through what to do next and to help you get any support you may need.


For more helpful resources, please see our macular conditions and practical guides pages - all our web pages are able to be read aloud using inbuilt features or easily printed to hand out and read later.

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Eyecare professionals are on the front line of the fight against macular disease. Whether you are a health, social care or education professional, we want to do everything we can to help you provide the best possible care and support for people with macular disease.