Vision Day 2017

Macclesfield Town Hall played host to Macclesfield Eye Society’s third annual sight loss support exhibition and workshops event, Vision Day, on 12th May.
Our 2017 advice and information day at Macclesfield Town Hall featured;

  • Sight loss advice
  • Exhibition hall
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Visual impairment support, equipment and independence specialists

Over 115 people were in attendance at the information and advice day for visually impaired people, alongside the Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Alift Harewood-Jones and her consort, Mr Peter Jones, the Deputy Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Arthur Moran and the Deputy Mayoress of Cheshire East, Mrs Carole Thomas.

 

 

Eye Soc. Trustee Ray Kramer talks to Cllr Moran and Mrs Carole Thomas
Vision Day exhibitors included Macclesfield Eye Society, Macclesfield Talking Newspaper, Vision Aid, Synapptic, Citizens Advice Bureau, Optelec, RNIB, Sight & Sound, The Stroke Association, the Rotary Club, Blind Veterans, Cheshire East Constabulary, Home Instead, Jarikk Staffs, Carers Trust, British Wireless for the Blind, Henshaws, Disability Information Bureau, IRIS, Jobling Gowler, the Macular Society, Cheshire East VI Team, Talking Therapies, One You, Humanware, Associated Optical, Dolphin and Baum UK.

Workshops on the day covered advice on legal services, the Macular Society’s Skills for Seeing session, Macclesfield Eye Society’s services, support available from Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust and a session led by RNIB on the visual accessibility of smartphones and tablets.

We are hosting our 2018 Vision Day on 4th May, please get in touch if you would like to exhibit. We are also keen to encourage our local business friends to support the event with sponsorship – do get in touch if you are interested in partnering with us for the event.

Many thanks to event sponsors Jobling Gowler, Baum UK & Sight and Sound.