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‘I was downhearted but Skills for Seeing lifted me’

Posted: Friday 1 July 2022 at 15:05

A volunteer trainer has shared his experience of the Skills for Seeing service, which offers one-to-one advice to help people make the best use of their remaining vision.

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“I felt like I lost my identity overnight. But I’m still Marcia, she’s still in there.”

Posted: Monday 20 June 2022 at 07:30

I’ve always been extremely short-sighted, and worn glasses my entire life – my eyesight was normal with my glasses on.

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Volunteers’ Week 2022: ‘If we met we’d be best friends’

Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 06:55

For Pauline, volunteering is about ‘building people up’, ‘friendship’ and 'helping others see the positives' after a diagnosis of macular disease.

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Employment and sight loss - tips and advice for jobseekers

Posted: Wednesday 9 March 2022 at 12:32

While it can take someone who is visually impaired twice as long to find work, employment advisors have shared their tips for jobseekers with sight loss.

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New support group offers a chance to share experience and information

Posted: Thursday 3 March 2022 at 10:57

A new support group for people living with Sorsby Fundus Dystrophy has been welcomed by patients living with the condition.

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Living with macular disease and its emotional impact the focus of February webinars

Posted: Thursday 3 February 2022 at 09:59

Our regular webinars return in February, focusing on people’s experiences of living with macular disease and the wider emotional impact of sight loss.

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Entertaining Winter Warmer calls return

Posted: Monday 20 December 2021 at 09:38

A series of entertaining evening calls, launched in lockdown 2020, have returned this year to provide comfort, friendship and entertainment during the long winter nights.

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Double-award week for pandemic response

Posted: Monday 29 November 2021 at 11:28

The Macular Society’s efforts to continue to provide vital services to people with macular disease during the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised at both the Covid Response Awards and the Visionary Annual Conference 2021.

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