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Glaucoma support groups

Meeting other people with glaucoma is a great way of sharing information and experiences. Support groups are also attended by health care professionals, so you’ll have an opportunity to speak with them in a relaxed atmosphere and ask the questions that matter most to you. Every group is different, but many also have guest speakers, run social events and arrange fundraising activities.

Please be aware that due to current COVID-19 restrictions, our face-to-face meetings have been postponed. We’re now running monthly Digital Support Group sessions via Zoom. Leading medical professionals will offer their expertise, giving you the best advice to help treat your glaucoma. You will also have the opportunity to ask them any questions you might have. Scroll down to find out more about our upcoming sessions.

We’re also working hard to develop our peer-to-peer support network. If you’d like to learn more and get involved, please contact f.ives@glaucoma.uk

Digital support groups

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What are digital glaucoma support groups?

Our digital glaucoma support groups provide a source of information, advice and support. We organised a series of support groups on a range of topics throughout lockdown. You can watch the recording of these sessions below.

Our digital support groups are brand new. We would be very interested to hear your feedback and ideas for future sessions.

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Watch videos of past digital support groups

What our patients think

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I wish I had attended the group years ago, so thank you very much for inviting me along.

I immensely enjoyed the meeting. It was a lovely blend of new research information and practical, helpful tips for improving my glaucoma self-care.

I’m now looking forward to my next medical consultation where I can discuss my glaucoma with greater confidence.

For more information or to find your local support group, use the search tool (coming soon!), call our helpline on 01233 64 81 70 or email helpline@glaucoma.uk. We’re open 9.30am – 5.00pm on weekdays.

We hope to see you at a support group soon!

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Setting up a support group

 

If you would like information on setting up your own Glaucoma Support Group, please download our ‘Getting started’ guide.

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If you have already set up a Glaucoma Support Group and would like further information/help, please download our ‘Running a Support Group’ guide

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Become a member

Our members receive email invitations to local events. Become a member today to be the first to hear about the next support group near you.

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