Support for you

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

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Advice and Information

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

Local support groups

Local support groups

Our local support groups can’t meet face-to-face due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re still providing information, support and friendship to people with macular disease.

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Telephone counselling service

We have a team of qualified counsellors offering counselling to anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease, and their family members.

Macular Disease Conference 2021

Macular Disease Conference 2021

Once a year we gather experts in macular disease together to spend the day with you. Find out what’s planned on Saturday 11 September.

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Befriending

If you feel isolated, our telephone befrienders can provide a regular friendly phone call. You can talk about living with macular disease, or not - the conversation is guided by you.

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Treatment buddies

We can put you in touch with someone who’s had treatment for macular disease, to answer your questions and put your mind at rest.

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Mentoring

The Macular Society provides mentors who can support people through their own personal experiences of macular disease.

Skills for seeing

Skills for seeing

Teaching you skills that could help you continue reading, enjoying TV, staying independent and doing the things you love, with macular disease.

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Working age and young people

The Macular Society's Working Age and Young People's service supports people with macular disease who may not have reached retirement age.

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Connect by Tech service

Macular Society’s Connect by Tech service offers one-to-one telephone support with the technology you are using around your home.

Virtual Clinics

Virtual Clinics

We asked the experts the questions you wanted answered: on food, staying safe at the eye clinic, and different macular conditions. Catch up with any webinars you missed, or watch again in your own time.

Become a member

Become a member

Become a member of the Macular Society today to access the latest advice, information and support from our team of experts. Be part of the only community dedicated to finding a cure.

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Practical guides

Our practical guides cover technology, your rights, coping at home, enjoying life out and about, and tips for healthy living, including nutrition.

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Additional resources

Additional information on daily living, health, working and benefits.