The Support Sight Foundation

TSSF places a high priority on staying connected to the people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and their families and loved ones who are impacted by the daily struggle of impaired (or low) vision. Our SupportSightSM Program grew from this commitment. It is our proprietary signature education and outreach program – conceived to link patients, caregivers and families affected by macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina with the most up-to-date information and knowledge. The program reaches thousands of people, from coast to coast, through three main areas of focus: seminars, newsletters, and online resources.

Macular degeneration leaves a blind spot, severely obscuring the central field of vision.

Millions of Americans with macular degeneration struggle to read their favorite magazine or newspaper. They also have difficulty driving, watching a movie, seeing a sunset, enjoying an art exhibition or even recognizing the faces of loved ones. Their world is out of focus.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in people over 50. The statistics are astounding. Experts estimate that more than 15 million Americans are already affected. As the baby boom generation ages, it is anticipated that as many as 20 million Americans could suffer from some form of the disease by the year 2020.

“Once I stopped fighting my macular degeneration and accepted help, my life transformed.”
Charlie CollinsLiving with AMD for 43 years, International Inspirational Speaker

We hosts FREE public seminars in cities across the nation to provide patient education on the latest treatments, research and low vision techniques.

Our FREE newsletter, SupportSightNEWSSM includes important updates on new treatments, research and practical information for patients, families and caregivers.

SupportSightSM Resources includes our toll free number, outreach, retirement community partnerships, online and digital resources, referrals and access to disease-specific information and clinical trials.

Morning Cup of ‘Joe
Create contrast and use a white mug – easier to see to pour and drink.

Thanks to our generous SupportSight Foundation sponsors:

And our generous Anonymous donor