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    Support services

    You don't have to go it alone. We have free information, advice and support.

    We’re here for you

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia’s offers a range of supports so all Australians living with a macular condition are equipped to adjust to changes in vision and live an optimal quality of life.

    All MDFA services are free.

    In 2024, Macular Disease Foundation launched Eye Connect, the first service in Australia for people with macular disease. Eye Connect was designed in collaboration with patients, carers and eye care professionals to ensure you get the best care between visits to your optometrist or ophthalmologist. 

    Through Eye Connect, you’ll get tailored, relevant health information, practical advice and emotional support.

    Our other support programs are:

    • Mac Mates, which provides one-on-one peer to peer phone support when you just need a friendly voice on the other end of the phone that knows what you’re going through.
    • Peer Support Group, which is a series of support groups that meets online or in person in locations across Australia.

    National Helpline

    1800 111 709

    Eye Connect

    Providing you with tailored, relevant information and support to live well with macular disease.

    Mac Mates

    Because sometimes all you need is to speak with someone who knows what you’re going through, because they’ve lived it, too!

    Peer support groups

    Find a support group that’s right for you, meeting online or in person.

    Understanding government services

    Navigating government services available to you can be confusing. We have free information to help you get underway with NDIS and My Aged Care.

    Understanding low vision services

    Living with vision loss can be challenging and no one’s experience is the same. There are low vision rehabilitation and support services that can help you.

    Understanding the eye health profession

    Optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists… what’s the difference? Who do you need to consult about your eye health?

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