The 23rd to the 29th September 2013 is AMD awareness week around the world, organised by the AMDAI (Age related Macular Degeneration Alliance International) – you can see why they call themselves AMDAI!
There are going to be a few event to try to raise awareness of this increasingly common problem – the population is ageing as people are living longer.
The Irish Times are going to have their website AMD themed for the week, and there will be various press releases in print,on the TV and Radio to try to increase awareness of this condition. There is a mobile unit offering free AMD testing through the week, but the closest it will be to Cavan is Dublin on the 27th at Tallagh County Library (10am – 2pm).
Like many Optometrists across Ireland, McLeish Optometrists will be offering a free AMD test to those over 50s who might benefit, but this will not be a full eye test- we would recommend anyone with concerns contact us for sure, but regular examinations are paramount to the early detection of AMD.
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