AMD Awareness Week 15th -21st September 2014
Begin A New Chapter and Get Your Eyes Tested for AMD
One in ten people in Ireland over the age of 50 have AMD11. The ‘Begin Your New Chapter’ campaign for AMD Awareness Week 2014, which takes place from Monday 15th – Sunday 21st September, is highlighting how AMD can impact a person’s ability to read and is encouraging people to protect their eyesight with regular eye tests.
The NCBI - Working for People with Sight Loss, Fighting Blindness, the Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO) and the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI), supported by Novartis, have developed this awareness campaign to help prevent further sight loss in Ireland. Regular eye tests for those aged over 50 can identify the early signs of AMD, ensuring that the disease can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
A dedicated Novartis mobile testing unit will offer free AMD testing in various locations nationwide for AMD Awareness Week. The mobile unit will visit Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford between Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th of September (specific locations listed below) offering free AMD eye testing and information to the general public. Free AMD testing will also be available from your local participating eye care provider.
AMD Awareness Week encourages anyone who is worried about their eyesight to speak to a healthcare professional and get their eyes tested. The mobile testing unit will visit the following locations between Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th of September 2014:
Dublin on Tuesday 16th of September:
Galway on Wednesday 17th of September:
Limerick on Thursday 18th of September:
Waterford on Friday 19th of September:
Cork on Saturday 20th of September:
Adverse events can be reported via the HPRA. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.hpra.ie/homepage/about-us/report-an-issue/
AMD Awareness Week
September 15th to 21st 2014
Supported by Novartis in association with:
is supporting an awareness campaign on AMD
- 2014 Testing Venues
- Listen to the AMD awareness message 2014
- Listen to "Begin your new chapter" Audio
- Download "Eating for your Eye Health" Recipe Booklet
- Information leaflets on AMD