Support services

We provide free information and support to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends, to help people retain their independence.

Confidential information and advice for everyone affected by macular disease. Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Our professional team of counsellors provide support to those who need help with the emotional impact of sight loss.

We have a network of over 400 support groups across the UK, including ones specifically for younger people.

Read or listen to our range of patient information about macular disease.

Befrienders offer a friendly listening ear to people affected by macular disease, to help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Buddies offer support and advice to people going for treatment by injection.

Skills for Seeing trainers help people make the most of their remaining vision by teaching techniques such as eccentric viewing and steady eye strategy.

If you are struggling to get treatment our advocacy service can provide the necessary support to get you the result you need.

A specifically designed service for people with juvenile macular dystrophies, delivered by a professional genetics counsellor.

Gadget guides visit support groups and events to help people with everyday tasks, which can help make living with central vision loss that little bit easier.