Members of a Caithness support group enjoyed a talk from a local optician during a recent meeting.

Ian Morris, store director at Specsavers in Wick spoke to the age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Caithness Support Group about the condition, which causes sufferers to lose their central vision.

He also discussed associated conditions such as Charles Bonnet Syndrome which can cause those with deteriorating sight to suffer hallucinations.

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Ian said: ‘I’ve delivered a talk to the members of the AMD Caithness Support Group in the past and was delighted to be invited back.

‘Two pre-registration optometrists who are currently working at the store, Scott and Lynn, came with me and helped to answer questions that the group had.’

Eric Farquhar, chairman of the AMD Caithness Support Group, said: ‘Ian's talk was enjoyed by all attendees and covered some very important topics.

‘It’s very important for those with AMD to be aware of other conditions that can occur. Charles Bonnet Syndrome can be experienced by many people with AMD and can be frightening for those who haven’t come across it before.’

The AMD Caithness Support Group provides a venue for people with age-related macular degeneration to meet and discuss how they cope with the disease.

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