Affected by a MACS condition?

Our vision is of a world where all people affected by MACS conditions enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else. That’s why we work hard to ensure that all of our services are accessible to anyone affected by a MACS condition, regardless of their impairments, ethnicity, beliefs, sexuality, gender reassignment status, marital/civil partnership status and maternity status. We are aware that amongst our members, there are a wide range of other conditions. These can include learning difficulties, physical impairments, sensory impairments, mental health difficulties and long term health conditions, and we work to ensure our services for accessible for anyone with additional needs. We also make sure that people can access our services even if they can’t afford to pay for it.

If there’s any reason that you’re struggling to access our services, please contact helen@macs.org.uk. If you need us and you’re affected by a MACS condition, we’re here for you.

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Join MACS

Join MACS Are you the parent or guardian of a child with Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia or Coloboma? Or are you an adult with a MACS condition and UK based? Then apply […]

Emotional support

We know that finding out your child has a MACS condition can be a devastating experience, leaving you feeling scared and alone. But you are not alone, we are here […]

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Our national and regional events

MACS Family Weekend video The MACS Annual Family Weekend Every year, MACS members are invited to join us at our Family Weekend which takes place on the May bank holiday […]

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Activities for MACS children & teenagers

Sailing adventure trip Each year we arrange sailing adventure trips for MACS children and young people between the ages of 12 and 25. Through sailing, the young people learn teamwork, […]

Helping Hand for MACS families

Helping Hands for MACS families Making life easier for a visually impaired child can be costly for families. Our Helping Hand service can assist families with these costs and make […]

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Family Breaks

The MACS Family Breaks scheme is changing!   To support as many MACS members as possible to access a Family Break, MACS will be announcing its new Family Break scheme […]

Research into MACS conditions

Professor Nicola Ragge, Oxford Brookes University MACS conditions are likely to be caused by a disruption in the way the eye develops in the baby during early pregnancy.  This can […]

Information on prosthetics

If a child is born Anophthalmic or severely Microphthalmic, it is usually recommended that a prosthesis be fitted as soon as possible. The shape of the prosthetic helps to promote bone […]

Useful resources

Useful resources for MACS families What makes you, you? – A book to help young children understand that being different means being extraordinary My Eye Man – A book to help young children understand […]