Our new ‘Easy read: putting in your eye drops’ guide is now available to order free of charge.
For many years, eye drops have been the most common treatment for people diagnosed with glaucoma.
Yet we know that an alarmingly high number of people who are prescribed eye drops do not use them correctly, risking serious damage to their vision. In fact, eye drops are one of the top three reasons that people call our helpline.
That’s why we created this new resource which gives simple, easy to understand advice on how to put in eye drops.
With World Glaucoma Week 2022 kicking off today (Sunday 6 March), we’ve launched the guide which features step-by-step diagrams and clear text instructions.
It also answers common questions glaucoma patients often have about the treatment, such as how to schedule in multiple drops and what to do if the drop misses your eye.
We understand that healthcare services aren’t always able to commit sufficient time to show each patient how to put in their eye drops.
Joanna Bradley, Head of Support Services at Glaucoma UK, said: “One of our aims as a charity is to help people with glaucoma to live well. We regularly hear from patients who struggle with putting in their drops, either due to the bottle designs or because they don’t know how best to get the drops in their eye.
“They are often very anxious about the subsequent impact this might have on their vision. We understand that healthcare services aren’t always able to commit sufficient time to show each patient how to put in their eye drops.
“So, we wanted to help by providing patients with a useful step-by-step guide containing tips and advice on how to do this. We’re very excited to be launching this new resource, which we hope will benefit patients and healthcare professionals alike.”