Macular Week 2017

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Macular Degeneration has a profound effect on the people suffering with the condition. However, receiving the right support and information can help people retain their independence.

The Macular Society hosts a different range of activities and events to raise money to continue their research to find a cure. This year, the theme of the week will be smoking and sight loss. Throughout the week the Macular Society will be encouraging as many people as possible to raise awareness of the connection between smoking and your sight.  “Smokers are up to four times more likely than non-smokers to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and smokers with a genetic predisposition to AMD are eight times more likely to get the condition.”

Age related Macular Degeneration is an eye condition which affects the central part of your retina which is called the macula. It causes changes to your central vision which can make some everyday tasks difficult, it doesn’t cause pain, and doesn’t lead to a total loss of sight.  AMD affects the vision you use when you’re looking directly at something, for example when you are reading.

Here at Bierley, all of our magnifiers are designed and are ideal to help anyone with Macular Degeneration to read again; you can borrow or buy, the choice is yours.  Give us a call on 0800 0430 282 in the UK or 1 800 985-0535 in the US to discuss your needs and we can match you to the electronic magnifier that will suit your lifestyle.  To take a look at what we have available, go to our website at

Mark Statham