MEYE World Photographic Competition

Help raise awareness of macular degeneration

ThemEYE World Photographic Competitionis an initiative of the theMacular Disease Foundation Australiato raise awareness of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in Australia.

Competition Period is from 5th of July to 2nd of October 2013.

Help raise awareness of macular degeneration by submitting a photograph which shows your appreciation of the gift of vision. It could be a person, landscape, event or any sight from your world.

Entries must include a 30-60 word description explaining how your entry has inspired you to appreciate the gift of vision.

Entries will be judged on their creativity, composition, content and technique.

About Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Macular degeneration causes loss of central vision. The macula is the central part of the retina which is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The retina processes all visual images and is responsible for the ability to drive, see colors clearly, read and recognise faces. The major risk factors for macular degeneration are age (50 years and over), smoking and a family history of the disease.

Those at risk should “have an eye test and make sure the macula is checked”.

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