A Nationwide AMD Week 2016 photograph competition has been launched to find the wonders in everyday life. 

Special moments in life can often be taken for granted – from things as simple as watching grandchildren play, to seeing extraordinary sights such as iconic wonders of the world. AMD Ambassador Mary Kennedy was on hand to officially launch the ‘Never Miss the Wonder’ photograph competition to highlight the wonders in everyday life, and encourage discussion on the potential impact of AMD on quality of life. Everyone is invited to submit photos of their personally chosen ‘wonder’ and be in with a chance to win a €300 voucher, with two runner-up prizes of €100 each. A selection of winning entries will be created into a specially-designed photobook and displayed at a launch event to kick off AMD Awareness Week. 

 This competition is an initiative which aims to highlight the importance of getting regular eye tests to protect eyesight and prevent sight loss.  It is supported by Fighting Blindness, NCBI – the national sight loss organisation, the Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI), and Novartis Ireland. A dedicated mobile testing van will travel to Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford during AMD Awareness Week offering free AMD eye tests and information to the public.

At Nichola Kennedy FAOI Optometrist, Kilcullen we will be offering free AMD checks and offering AMD related advise during AMD awareness week, starting September 19th.  If you have concerns about your vision click here to book a thorough eye examination.

For more information on the  “Never Miss the Wonder” photo competition, please visit www.AMD.ie.  Closing soon for AMD week on September 19th 2016.