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Macular Society: See everything this Christmas

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Haslemere Advent Day

This month Leightons Haslemere is taking donations for the Macular Society

Leightons Haslemere has spent all month raising money for the Macular Society. Cue balloons, decorations and the dinkiest Christmas tree we’ve seen all year!

Halsemere Macular Society Fundraiser

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of vision impairment in the UK today, with over 500,000 people being affected by the condition. The effect AMD has on your sight is like having a constant shadow in your central vision, making it difficult to look directly at someone as well as affecting the clarity of colours. The impact this can have on somebody’s life goes further than having poor vision, but struggling to recognise faces, read the paper or drive affects people’s quality of life significantly.

The Macular Society is currently supported by the Leightons Foundation, being one of our chosen charities in 2017. They support the 200 people who are diagnosed with AMD every day, helping them learn to live with the condition and take their independence back. As well as constantly looking for new treatments and the possibility of a cure, The Macular Society is purely funded by the generosity of it’s fundraisers.

Haslemere Team Photo

If you have any concerns about AMD, you can get more information here or on the Macular Society’s website. Our Ultimate Eye Examination, which includes OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) can help to detect serious eye conditions such as AMD up to five years before traditional testing methods, allowing early action to be taken. We can also offer advice on lifestyle changes to help minimize the risk of developing the condition. Book online, or call your local branch today.

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