By Nick Morrison
This event was very well attended. There were people from the Macular Society to talk to as well as a range of electronic and optical magnifiers with a rep from the company explaining them.
Mr Furze of the Macular Society showed me an ordinary smart phone equipped with a free app which tuned into a handy electronic magnifier.
There was a range of small booklets covering such subjects as:-
- Age-related Macular degeneration and the macular society
- Nutrition and eye health
- Visual hallucinations
- Using technology
There are 2 types of macular degeneration , wet and dry. Wet can be treated especially if caught early, dry cannot , all you can do is to retard its getting worse by diet and supplements in some cases.
The prices of the electronic aids on display went from £250 to £2500.
There are people out there who are willing to help.
I have a touch of the dry version myself.