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    Order your FREE Amsler grid: it could save your sight

    An Amsler grid is the best way to check for potentially sight-threatening changes in your vision at home. If you're over 50, we recommend you use an Amsler grid once a week. It’s a simple, self-monitoring tool that can help save your sight.

    Our 'Check My Mac' pack contains a free Amsler grid - with a magnet so you can stick it to the fridge for easy access - plus useful information on macular disease.

    Reduce your risk of vision loss

    There are simple things you can do to optimise your macular health and reduce your risk of vision loss. How many healthy habits can you tick off your macular health checklist?

    Eat for your eyes

    Diet plays an important role in keeping your macula healthy. Our FREE e-cookbooks feature a range of delicious, easy-to-make recipes, packed full of nutrients to support eye health.

    Know the symptoms

    You may have early signs of macular disease without knowing, which is why regular eye examinations are so important. However, if you notice any of the symptoms of macular disease, do not ignore them.

    Symptoms of macular disease can include blurred central vision, distortion (straight lines appearing wavy), problems distinguishing faces and dark patches in your central vision. Any sudden changes in your vision should be checked with your eye health professional – an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

    You can learn more about macular disease, prevention and early detection on MDFA's website, or by calling MDFA’s National Helpline on 1800 111 709.

    National Helpline

    1800 111 709

    DISCLAIMER: The Check My Macula quiz has been developed by MDFA as an educational tool and is based on known risk factors. Other risk factors, not included, may influence development of macular disease. This tool does not replace an eye exam or advice provided by a qualified eye health professional - an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

    Learn more about reducing your risk of macular disease