June, 2016

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It’s Macular Week 2016 – top tips for eye health!

Who are The Macular Society?

Running from the 27th June to the 3rd of July, this year’s Macular Week organised by The Macular Society aims to raise awareness of an eye condition relating to the macula – an important but very small area for seeing at the back of the eye.This condition known as macular degeneration affects 600,000 people in the UK, many of whom rely on The Macular Society for support and advice through their large print, audio or online articles and newsletters, just email help@macularsociety.org or ring their telephone helpline (0300 3030 111). They also offer confidential telephone counselling sessions and nationwide support groups.

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Vision Pioneer Awards

At the recent Vision Pioneer Awards, the individual finalists and teams gathered at The Grange Tower Hotel in London for an awards evening. They are all at the forefront of eye health and sight loss best practice, working alone or in hospital eye clinics around the country. They strive to constantly innovate and improve the support and treatment offered to those presenting with eye health problems, often including those who are blind or partially sighted but have been previously overlooked.

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National Water Safety Week questionnaire and prescription swimming goggles.

To support and raise awareness of National Water Safety Week from the 6th-10th June, we commissioned a questionnaire to form the basis of radio interviews with the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA).

The results make for interesting reading.

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