On World Sight Day, the Institut de la Màcula aims to raise awareness of how to “Live for seeing”
As part of World Sight Day on October 8, the Institut de la Màcula wishes to make everyone aware of the importance of eyesight in our daily lives. This is why, between now and the end of the year, the Institut will be conducting an awareness and early detection campaign to combat age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
“Live for Seeing” is a campaign that aims to highlight the importance of early detection in combating the degenerative eye diseases that cause blindness. In many cases, these diseases provide no warning or visible symptoms until it is too late.
Over forthcoming months, free early detection tests will be on offer at the premises of the Institut de la Màcula, located at the Teknon Medical Centre. These tests will serve to detect possible cases of age-related macular degeneration. In addition, the campaign has led the Institute to create an Amsler Grid to detect the initial symptoms of AMD before it is too late.
As well as early detection, it is also important to lead a healthy life. Looking after our eyes, not smoking, following a healthy diet, playing sport and maintaining a healthy weight are some of the factors that may help us to prevent eye disease.
Life is there to be seen. That’s why we at the Institut de la Màcula encourage you to “Live for seeing”.