This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is excited to feature the Macular Degeneration Association. This organization is committed to empowering and educating people affected by age-related macular degeneration.  

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the central part of the retina, called the macula. People living with the disease experience a loss of central vision but maintain their peripheral vision. An estimated 20 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration.  

“The Macular Degeneration Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life, today and in the future, for people living with the disease,” said Lawrence Hoffheimer, Chairman of the Board. “We are focused on patient education, and we pride ourselves on supporting patients and caregivers.”  

The Macular Degeneration Association raises awareness about age-related macular degeneration by hosting free programming featuring experts in the field, producing educational videos and funding macular degeneration research. The organization also maintains a network of specialized physicians, which can serve as a resource for patients with macular degeneration.  

To learn more about the Macular Degeneration Association, please visit