2016 marks fifteen years of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia working to reduce the incidence and impact of macular disease in Australia through education and awareness programs, research, provision of support services and advocacy. The Foundation has, over 15 years, secured significant outcomes for patients, their family and carers.
Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is a major awareness campaign for the Foundation and will run from Sunday 22 to Saturday 28 May 2016. The week’s key call to action is for those at risk to “Have and eye test and macula check” to ensure early detection and support healthy ageing. In a country where 32 per cent of the population is over 50, it is vital that this key message continues to be reinforced to save the sight of older Australians.
Optometry and ophthalmology practices will have received a Macular Degeneration Awareness kit. Further resources and information is available from the Foundation. Contact: 1800 111 709 or visit www.mdfoundation.com.au