Macclesfield Eye Society……

On Friday 29th May we are holding a Celebratory Event
at Macclesfield Town Hall
from 10am to 4pm to mark our 140th Birthday.

There will be advice and information from many low vision equipment suppliers and other local and national charities to join us on the day including:

The Stroke Association, Deafness Support Network, Citizens Advice Bureau, Action for Blind People, Blind Veterans, Guide Dogs and many of our specialist equipment suppliers.

Everybody is welcome and entrance is Free

For Further information contact:
01625 422602

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 East Cheshire.

To make a donation please visit our Just Giving page Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

The Society works with over 700 blind and partially sighted children and adults in East Cheshire.

Resource Centre

Our newly refurbished centre, at 15 Queen Victoria Street Macclesfield, demonstrates 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
  • Telephones (including mobile phones)
  • Anti Glare Shields and Filter Spectacles
  • Day light lamps

We are open Tuesday – Friday from 9.00am -1.30pm where our staff are able to advise on the full range of specialist equipment which can help you live as independently as possible.

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