One of the principal missions of the Macular Degeneration Association that distinguishes us from other Vision Organizations is our focus on patient education- Knowledge is Power! . The education focuses on empowering patients and their caregivers to live fuller and more comfortable lives with their vision diseases and challenges.
The Macular Degeneration Association is a nonprofit health organization providing the latest research information and advocacy for patients with all visual diseases. MDA is an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
We are dedicated to providing the latest information about research being conducted, educating and empowering age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma and cataract patients all across the world. All visual diseases are increasingly prevalent degenerative eye diseases, affecting millions of aging seniors and younger adults.
The mission of Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is to find a cure for all sight robbing diseases through disseminating research information, while providing education that will improve the quality of life TODAY, TOMORROW and in the FUTURE for patients and their caregivers.
To fulfill this mission: The Macular Degeneration Association
Funds educational programs with Renowned Expert speakers in the field of all vision diseases, offering FREE programs to the patients and their caregivers locally and nationally.
Promotes awareness of all visual diseases by means of local and national outreach
Publishes scientific research findings
Advocates for scientific research and the rights of people with visual impairments
Provides educational videos on our website for those that are homebound local, national and international
Provides a quarterly newsletter with the latest treatments, findings, information and helpful tips
Maintains a robust website
The money raised by the MDA funds educational programs, advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the more than 15 million people with vision diseases throughout the United States