Let’s talk about vision loss
Being diagnosed with a macular disease or losing vision can be confronting. No one’s experience is the same.
The impact will depend on your eye condition and how much vision you have.
Your living situation and your stage of life will also make a huge difference to how vision loss changes your day-to-day situation.
But with the right information and support, it’s possible to live well, and live independently.
This video series on vision loss and your eye health discusses some of the key questions we hear.
If you need further information, we’re here to help. We also have a range of peer support options. Just call our National Helpline on 1800 111 709. All MDFA services are free.
More videos on vision loss and your eye health
How does the eye work?
Your eye works a little like a traditional film camera. This video explains more.
So you've just been diagnosed with macular disease?
A diagnosis of macular disease can be overwhelming. Don’t panic! We’re here for you.
How can I take care of my mental health with vision loss?
Living with vision loss, or being diagnosed with an eye condition, can be difficult to come to terms with.
Does MDFA offer peer support?
Many people living with macular disease say it can be quite isolating. Sharing your experience with people who understand may help.
What's the difference between vision loss, low vision and legal blindness?
The defintions for vision loss, low vision and legal blindness do differ, as this eye health video explains.
What low vision aids could help me?
Low vision aids can help you maintain independence and quality of life.
How can technology help me live well with vision loss?
Technology can be one of your best friends when it comes to navigating vision loss.
What help is available to me if I’m caring for someone with vision loss?
If you care for someone with vision loss, you might like to know more about supports available to you in your caring role.
How does support from a carer help someone living with macular disease?
If you provide care or support to a family member or friend with vision loss, there are so many ways you can help make a big difference.
How can I volunteer with MDFA?
At MDFA, our volunteers are essential to the work that we do. Volunteers provide invaluable support to our community and help us reach even more people living with macular disease.
How can I reduce my risk of falling?
Falls are a common problem for people living with vision loss. But many falls are preventable, and injuries can be minimised.
What do you want to watch next?
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