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COVID-19 Advice

The pandemic has affected all of us and it’s normal to feel anxious about attending in-person appointments or how to best look after your eyes. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Keeping your appointments

It’s really important to keep your medical appointments. The links below will provide you with information on how to attend them safely, but if you still don’t feel comfortable, make sure to let your health care provider know as soon as possible.

Hospital appointments

Order our Eye Clinic Referral booklet for information on what to expect during your appointment.

Optician appointments

It’s more important than ever to look after your eyes. Make sure you keep your optician appointments. Find out what happens during an eye test by clicking the link below.

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Can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine if I have glaucoma?

Yes. It’s safe for those living with glaucoma to receive any of the approved vaccinations for COVID-19. If you’re in any doubt, please consult your GP or healthcare professional ahead of time. There is no evidence that it’s dangerous for people with high pressure to receive a COVID vaccine, including the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or the Moderna vaccines.

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The impact of COVID-19 on glaucoma care

We all know that COVID-19 had an enormous impact on glaucoma care, with appointments being postponed or surgeries being cancelled.

But how much has changed?

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Don’t forget to put in your eyedrops

COVID-19 may have caused priorities to change, but your eyesight remains vitally important.

If you or a loved one are one of the 64 million people worldwide living with glaucoma, you may be experiencing challenges managing your condition effectively.

If your treatment is paused or stopped it can lead to vision loss and permanent, irreversible blindness.

It’s important to continue to put in your eye drops as advised by your ophthalmologist, as well as attend your appointments and collect ongoing prescriptions.


Looking after your eyes while using screens

Many of us now spend more time than ever looking at screens. While technology can be a great way to keep informed and connected, it’s important to know how to look after your eyes while using screens.

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Wash your hands

Maintaining good hygiene practices is vital not just for your everyday health, but for your eyes too. Washing your hands properly removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them spreading to other people and objects.

Make sure to wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, particularly before performing any treatment to your eyes.

Access our free digital glaucoma support

We’ll be continuing to offer and expand our online support resources beyond the easing of lockdowns. Here are some of the ways you can access advice online.

Digital Support Groups

Our digital glaucoma support groups provide a source of information, advice and support. You can either join them live on our Facebook pages, or access the recordings to watch anytime.

Online forum

Our forum is a message board, an online discussion site where you can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. Join the conversation!

Glaucoma self-care

Our glaucoma self-care page has lots of useful information about managing appointments, finding support and living well with glaucoma. Click the link below to read more.

Glaucoma A Guide booklet

Stay informed by ordering our free leaflets and booklets

If you’re looking for more information on glaucoma and treatments, you can order physical copies of all our leaflets and booklets at any time.