Help given to sight loss patients in Fareham

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A NATIONAL charity is offering people affected by macular disease in Fareham the chance to learn skills that can help maintain their independence.

The Macular Disease Society has volunteer trainers available to teach eccentric viewing and steady eye techniques, which can help people to make the most of their remaining vision.

Macular disease affects the central vision and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.

The practical skills on offer are taught on a one-to-one basis free of charge and can help people to make better use of their peripheral vision.

Volunteer trainer Jim Gray said: ‘Eccentric viewing and steady eye can really benefit people with macular disease and help them to complete tasks that were previously quite difficult. It feels great to be able to help others and hopefully make a difference to their lives.’

Email help@macular disease.org to find out more.