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Macular Degeneration Awareness Week: 2nd to 9th November 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: health, disease, awareness, older adults

Macular Degeneration Awareness week is fast approaching and this campaign aims to highlight what New Zealanders risk losing if they don't take their eye health seriously.

MDNZ launched a photographic competition leading into the campaign, asking people to enter their photo of their most "Beautiful New Zealand View". The competition was publicised through NZ Herald Travel supplement, through Facebook and Instagram, and we received an amazing 503 entries.

Photos were shortlisted by the judging panel which included actress and TV presenter Shavaughn Ruakere, landscape photographer Rach Stewart and nutritionist Claire Turnbull, before being put to a public vote to find the top ten.

During Awareness Week, look out for the top ten photographs that will appear on billboards in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. They will also be promoted in newspapers, online news sites, MDNZ Viewpoint newsletter, Facebook and Instragram.

Check out or share a selection of the stunning photos on:

This could be a great opportunity to share and have a conversation with your friends and family about macular degeneration.

Optometrists and ophthalmologists around NZ will have a brochure highlighting the eight top tips to care for your eyes, so call in to a practice to ask for your copy.

Remember you need to make an appointment with your eye professional promptly, if you notice any sudden changes.