In April 2019, Retina Youth held a meetup in Kingsland, Auckland which brought together young people from around Auckland, Waikato and even from as far as Wellington, for a relaxed, informative afternoon.
Guest speaker was 5th year medical student Micah Rapata who explained the science in a way that everyone could understand.
For many of us, it was the first time we really understood the explanation of genetics and their effects on eye conditions.
There was a great range of people from 18 to 30-something and with various eye conditions. Everyone was so supportive of each other and so friendly.
Our next meetup will be in Wellington on Saturday 7th September