Macclesfield Eye Society……

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Sainsbury’s in Macclesfield as their Charity of the Year!

There will be all sorts of events and activities taking place during the next twelve months – we will be in store regularly with our information point.
This exciting news is a marvellous start to our celebrations on serving the local community for 140 years.
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WINNERS of the Barnaby Festival Window Display

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We were delighted to win the gold award in the recent Barnaby Festival window competition for our display depicting the Dark Side of Silk.

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Many people working in the Victorian silk industry suffered sight loss due to poor lighting, airborne fibres and industrial accidents.

The “Society of Home Teaching for the Blind” was formed in 1875 to retrain people who had lost their sight in the silk industry. Many of the skills they learnt are demonstrated in the window.

In 1925 the “Macclesfield Society for the Blind” purchased their building in Queen Victoria Street, to provide a workshop and direct employment for blind people.

Now known as the “Macclesfield Eye Society”, we still continue with the same core objective as the original founders, namely helping to improve the lives of visually impaired people.

Macclesfield Eye Society (Macclesfield Society for the Blind) is an independent, registered Charity, which was established in 1875. The Society aims to encourage independence, prevent social isolation and offer support and information to visually impaired people in the Macclesfield/Wilmslow/Congleton/Poynton areas.

The Society has approximately 900 registered blind or partially sighted members.

Drop into our resource centre

Macclesfield Eye Society products

This centre, at 15 Queen Victoria Street Macclesfield, displays and sells a selection of daily living aids and specialised living equipment, including:

  • Talking Clocks
  • Watches
  • Microwave Oven
  • Bathroom and Kitchen Scales
  • An extensive range of magnifiers including specialised electronic magnifiers
  • Computer Software
  • Anti Glare Shields and Filter Spectacles
  • Day light lamps

NEW
pebble 2
The Pebble HD is an electronic magnifier boasting a new HD camera providing a crisp, clear, colourful, high definition picture. A new ergonomic lightweight compact design makes it the perfect companion whether at home or on the go. Carry Pebble HD in your purse, pocket, or clip it on your belt with the included carrying case.

The only time you’ll know it’s there is when you need it!

For those looking to learn how to use a computer or to upgrade their computer skills, Macclesfield College provide one to one tuition with a specialist tutor to help people to achieve qualifications in I.T. using the screen reader JAWS.
JAWS speaks as you type and is also used to read documents, webpages, e-mails, etc. For further information please visit Computing for the Visually Impaired

Tel: 01625 422602