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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.

A collage of Glaucoma UK supporters and workers with 50th anniversary memorabilia

About glaucoma

Many people know very little about glaucoma when they are first diagnosed. Learning about the disease and what it means for your eyes can help you manage your condition.

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Ask our helpline

Whether it’s a query about eye drops, concerns about an upcoming appointment or anything else, our helpline advisors are available 9.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday. Give us a call or send an email.

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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.