Local Sight Loss Support Groups

Macular Support Groups help increase the confidence and independence of people affected by macular degeneration sight loss. They offer information, encouragement and friendship to people who are affected by the condition. Friends and family are also very welcome.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the central vision and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK, affecting more than 600,000 people. More people are affected as our population ages.

The Macular Society invites anyone affected by any eyesight conditions to join their local monthly meetings:

Newbury Macular Support Group: re-starts Wednesday 15 September at 2 pm in Speen Parish Hall, Speen Lane, Speen, Newbury, RG14 1RQ. Family members and friends of those affected are also very welcome to join. Group Leader: Bonnie Hildred on 01488 686414.

Marlborough Macular Support Group: not re-started yet

Swindon Macular Support Group: not re-started yet

The Macular Society

For more information on the group or macular degeneration, call the Macular Society’s helpline on 0300 3030 111 or email help@macularsociety.org.

Macular degeneration causes a loss of central vision. The macula is the central and most sensitive part of the retina.  People with advanced macular degeneration cannot read, drive or recognise faces.  Half of all people in the UK registered as sight impaired or severely sight impaired have macular degeneration. For a video about the condition visit The Macular Society website.

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. Their 22,000 members make them the biggest patient group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions. They provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular degeneration alone. There are more than 300 Macular Society support groups around the UK and beyond. The Society funds research so that one day we can overcome macular degeneration.

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