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19 January 2021

Could peer support help you live well with glaucoma?

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have lived with glaucoma for years, talking to others who are living with glaucoma is a great way to share your experiences. It gives you support from people who really understand how you are feeling. Under normal circumstances, these conversations would usually take place in hospital waiting rooms or at a patient event. However, the COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing means that such opportunities aren’t currently possible.

Because of this, we’d like to pilot a digital peer-to-peer support group, where you can meet a small number of people online or by phone to have a chat, share your experiences and ask questions.

We’re looking for a small number of people to take part in our very first peer support sessions in February and March. We’ll be trialling both video meetings and telephone calls to see what works best for everyone. The pilot groups will likely involve three, hour-long meetings held over several weeks.

If you’d like to take part or find out more, please email Frances (Digital Support Coordinator at Glaucoma UK) at or call 01233 55 71 94