Vision Express and the Macular Society have joined forces to raise awareness of macular diseases.

During Macular Week on June 24-29, Vision Express is offering free eye tests across all of its practices when booked online. This is due to recent investigations highlighting that macular disease is now more prevalent than dementia and could become an epidemic unless at least an extra £6 million a year is invested in research.

Vision Express’ director of professional services, Dan McGhee said: ‘We’re proud to continue to join forces with the Macular Society, given the vital funding that is needed.’

Chief executive of the Macular Society, Cathy Yelf added: ‘Support like [Vision Express’] is vital in helping us achieve our aim of beating macular disease.’