Providing help to everyone affected by glaucoma

COVID 19 Advice

It’s never been more important to look after your health, including your eyesight. Find out how to look after your eyes during lockdown, and how we can support you.

Help us kick start research

COVID-19 put a stop to glaucoma research. But it hasn’t stopped our fight against glaucoma. We need your help now to kick start research to end preventable glaucoma sight loss.

Share your views with us

COVID is changing the face of glaucoma care in the UK at a scale and speed that we’ve never seen before. Make sure your voice is heard by completing our patient survey. We’ll ensure your experiences are shared with commissioners and policy makers.

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.

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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 during lockdown.

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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.

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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.

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Your stories

From being diagnosed to getting to grips with treatments and how glaucoma affects everyday life, including during lockdown, 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.

Your stories

Eye drops - how do I put them in my eye?

Many people living with glaucoma will have to apply eye drops regularly to protect their sight. COVID-19 may have caused priorities to change, but your eyesight remains vitally important. If your treatment is paused or stopped it can lead to vision loss and permanent, irreversible blindness.

Find out how to keep up your eye drop routine at home.

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