Additional resources

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Attendance Allowance

If you are of pensionable age and have a sight problem you will probably have extra expenses, such as taxis or help at home. Attendance Allowance (AA) can help you with these additional costs.

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Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is to pay for the additional costs of your child’s long term health condition or disability.

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Floaters are small specks, flecks or shapes that appear in your vision. They're usually harmless but it's best to keep an eye on them in case they are a sign of more serious eye disease.

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Low vision aids

Devices like magnifiers, tablet computers and phones, as well as large-print products, can help you make the best use of your vision and ensure life runs as smoothly as possible.

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Pain in the eye following intravitreal injections

Eye injections might seem frightening, but they're usually painless. Discomfort or pain during or after an intravitreal injection should never be ignored - even if it's not a symptom of infection, there are ways to make the process less painful in the future.

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Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit paid to people to pay for the additional costs of a disability or long term illness.

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Smoking and sight loss

The earlier we give up smoking the better, but it is never too late to stop. Even if you already have AMD, it will progress faster if you continue to smoke.

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Teaching resources

The Macular Society has produced resources to help teachers make lessons accessible for visually impaired students.

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Volunteering and job seeking

If you are looking for work or trying to get yourself back into the job market volunteering might be a way of making you stand out from the crowd or updating your skills.