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Providing help to everyone living with glaucoma

We’re celebrating 50 years of Glaucoma UK

Glaucoma care has come a long way since our charity was founded in 1974. As we turn 50 years old, we have some big plans as we continue our mission towards ending preventable glaucoma sight loss. And we want you to be a part of them.

Higgy is running the length of the UK!

Martin Higgins is running 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to increase awareness about glaucoma and raise funds for our charity. Learn more about his adventure, send him a message of support or donate to his fundraising page.

Martin Higgins running on a cliff top.

Ask our helpline

Do you have questions about glaucoma? Our helpline advisors are available 9.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday. Give them a call or send an email to have your questions answered. Whether you have a medical query, or you’d just like someone to talk to, we’re here for you.

An elderly woman listening to a phone

Support our research fellowship

We’ve launched a new research fellowship in our 50th year. It’s our ambition to support an early-career professional to create a lasting legacy and help tackle the issues that matter most to people with glaucoma.

Care and support every step of the journey

Glaucoma UK is here to provide help, information and support to anyone affected by glaucoma. From our free glaucoma helpline to our buddy scheme, find out more about the many ways we can support you at every stage of your glaucoma journey.

Your stories

From being diagnosed to getting to grips with treatments and how glaucoma affects everyday life, these stories give a voice to those who are dealing with the disease – and may be experiencing the same things as you or a member of your family.

Join Glaucoma UK

Become a member of Glaucoma UK and join the fight against glaucoma!

Our members really can become part of the work we do. When you join you’ll receive a range of benefits.

Health professionals

We value our relationships with healthcare professionals working in the field of glaucoma.

We provide support, resources and training for optometrists, ECLOs, rehab workers, domiciliary care workers and other health professionals.

How is glaucoma diagnosed?

Eye tests aren’t just about how well you can see, or whether you need glasses. During an eye test, an optometrist also looks at the health of your eyes.

Find out more about the importance of attending your eye appointments.

Play the Glaucoma UK Lottery

For just £1 per week, you will have the chance to win cash prizes while supporting people with glaucoma and funding sight-saving research.