A free Awareness & Education seminar on the eye-disease, Macular Degeneration, will take place on Saturday 4th August from 10.30am - 12.00 at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in The Octagon. To register phone 0800 622 852.
Ophthalmologist, Dr Harry Bradshaw, will share the latest information on treatments and the management of Macular Degeneration. Information Packs will be available on the day and we hope to have low vision aids on display.
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in NZ, affecting 1 in 7 people over the age of 50. Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD, accepting vision loss as a normal part of the ageing process. Early awareness is the key to saving the sight of the 1.5 million 'at risk' New Zealanders. By 2030, 1 in 4 people will be over 65 years of age and will be living for longer, so to halt a potential epidemic of blindness, we need to raise awareness and understanding of Macular Degeneration with these free seminars for local communities.
Bring your friends and family along to this free educational seminar.