People with eyesight problems support new group in Chipping Sodbury

July 03 2016

A RECENTLY formed support group for people with a common eye condition welcomed the regional organiser of the Macular Society to its latest meeting.

 Tom McNulty of the Macular Society with guide dog Brunel and members of the support group.

A RECENTLY formed support group for people with a common eye condition welcomed the regional organiser of the Macular Society to its latest meeting.
Tom McNulty, with his guide dog Brunel, was at the Old Grammar School in Chipping Sodbury’s High Street for the event run by the town’s own Macular Support Group.
There was also a presentation by Hadrian Dugard of visual aids company Optelec. 
The group was set up by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club for anyone with macular degeneration, a problem that affects a person’s central vision.
About ten per cent of the over-65 population is believed to have the condition to varying degrees and it is thought to be the commonest cause of vision loss in the UK.
Meetings of the support group take place on the third Monday of every month from 1.30pm-3.30 pm at the Old Grammar School.
Meanwhile, a special week to increase awareness of macular disease was running as Yate and Sodbury Voice went to press.