Free, confidential support

Being diagnosed with macular disease can leave you and your family feeling isolated and uncertain about the future.

However, there is no need to face macular disease alone; our specialist helpline team provides free information, guidance and advice to anyone affected by central vision loss, whether it’s you, a friend or a family member.

Our helpline staff are friendly and knowledgeable professionals who can answer questions and provide information and advice about any aspect of living with macular disease. However, they are not medically qualified and cannot give medical advice.

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Free confidential advice and support

Call our helpline on 0300 3030 111

Lines are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Or email to find out how we can help.

Calls cost the same as standard rate calls to landline 01 or 02 numbers and will be included as part of any inclusive call minutes or discount schemes with your provider.

Alternatively, you can make a referral for our helpline online.


Last review date: 12 2022

Friendly support

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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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Our local support groups are for people of working age and older, and provide information, support and friendship to people with macular disease and sight loss.

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

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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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From practical tips for dealing with sight loss to the latest research into treatments and a cure; we’re here to help you Beat Macular Disease.

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