Check My Macula is an online quiz that aims to remind Australians to add an eye exam, including a check of the macula, to the shopping list of other health tests we are told to tick off when we turn 50.
The newsletter leads with the launch of Check My Macula, new online risk assessment quiz from MDFA to raise awareness of macular disease among Australians in their 50s. A chorus of celebrities are throwing their support behind the initiative, including long-time MDFA Ambassador Jean Kittson and funnyman Shane Jacobson.
Shane Jacobson and Jean Kittson tackle blindness risk in new TV ad campaign
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has recruited the talent of Shane Jacobson and long-term MDFA Ambassador Jean Kittson to support a new TV campaign to help stop Aussies in their 50s losing their sight from macular disease.
A plea from Ita: Do not let Coronavirus fears steal your vision
Ita Buttrose AC OBE has issued a passionate plea to senior Australians in a bid to avoid thousands of people going unnecessarily blind during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is concerned many people who need urgent, sight-saving treatment are not keeping their appointments.