Help for those with sight loss

A NATIONAL charity is offering people affected by macular degeneration the chance to learn skills that can help maintain their independence.

Macular degeneration affects the central vision and is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.

The Macular Disease Society now has volunteer trainers available to teach Eccentric Viewing and Steady Eye - techniques which help people to make the best use of their remaining vision.

The practical skills are taught on a one to one basis free of charge and can help people to make better use of their remaining peripheral vision, enabling people to complete tasks which they previously found extremely difficult.

The Macular Disease Society was set up almost 25 years ago to support people with the condition, offering information, advice and funding research to find a cure.

For more information on learning the techniques, call the Macular Disease Society’s Helpline on 0845 241 2041 or email help@maculardisease.org.