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Sight loss open day
16 October 2017 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
An event aimed at raising awareness of the most common cause of sight loss in the UK is taking place in Taunton this month.
The Taunton Macular Support Group, in partnership with the Macular Society, has organised an open day, which takes place on Monday 16 October, from 10.30am-3pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 13 Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4EP.
The event will offer information about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It will also highlight the wide range of support available to people living in the local area with AMD and other macular conditions.
On the day, members of the Taunton Macular Support Group will be on hand to talk to visitors about the group’s activities, how it helps people with macular conditions living locally and additional support available in the area for people with vision loss. The group meets at the Quaker Meeting House on the first Monday of each month. It is one of more than 350 macular support groups all over the UK and offers information, encouragement and friendship to people with macular disease.
There will be an opportunity to try out some of the techniques used by the charity’s Skills for seeing trainers. These techniques can help people to make the most of their remaining vision, enabling them to get around and continue enjoying leisure activities such as reading and watching television.