How you can get involved this Macular Degeneration Awareness Week:
1. Order your macular degeneration information kit and Amsler grid online or by phoning the Helpline on 1800 111 709
Kits include information on macular degeneration, symptoms, risk factors, prevention measures, treatment options and how to test for changes in vision between visits to your eye health professional using an Amsler grid.
2. Call the Foundation’s Helpline for information, understanding, guidance and support on 1800 111 709
The Foundation’s Helpline is available Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm AEST) and offers general disease information, plus understanding, guidance and support to those living with a macular disease, their family, friends and carers.
3. Book and eye test and macula check with your optometrist or ophthalmologist today.
An eye test can save your sight! You can search for an eye health professional here
4. Donate today and save sight!
In Australia today, there are 1.25 million people who have some prevalence of macular disease and 8 million Australians who are “at risk”.
When the Foundation opened its doors, understanding of macular degeneration as a disease, and how people could reduce their risk of blindness, was relatively unknown.
In less than one decade, the rate of regular eye checks have increased from 33% to 86%. This is a world-standard for changing health behaviour, saving sight and changing lives and YOU have been an integral part of this sight-saving impact through your generous support of the Foundation.
Please help us to continue and progress our sight-saving work.
DONATE TODAY AND HELP SAVE SIGHT!
5. Communication Toolkit to help spread the word!
Help us spread the word this Macular Degeneration Awareness Week!
Your communication toolkit includes ideas for email and website promotion, digital assets, social media, and supporting campaign graphics.
Your communication toolkit can be downloaded by clicking the relevant link below: