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Meet Philippa, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Scotland

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Meet Elizabeth, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Northern England

Elizabeth Ball, Development Manager for Northern England

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Meet Melanie, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Wales and Northern Ireland

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Meet Robyn, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Southern England

Robyn Asprey, Development Manager for Southern England

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Blog 16 May 2022

Need exercise motivation? Getting active could help protect your eyes

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to look after your overall physical and mental health, and research suggests it may help lower your eye pressure. The problem for most of us is finding the motivation to get going! If that sounds familiar, don’t be too hard on yourself – it’s a normal human […]

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Who’s who at eye clinics & how can they help with diagnosis or treatment?

A man having his eye examined by a medical professional

The following article was originally written for Insight magazine.   We all know that early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma saves sight, which is why delayed appointments and long waits can be worrying. The aim of community-based clinics is to speed up appointments, in the hope of saving sight. You will meet different professionals at […]

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Blog 28 April 2022

An introduction to normal tension glaucoma

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The following article was originally written by Helen Doe for Insight magazine.   What is normal tension glaucoma? For most people, glaucoma is associated with raised pressure in the eye. However, there is a type of glaucoma called normal tension glaucoma (NTG). This is when you have glaucoma even though your eye pressure isn’t very […]

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Blog 19 April 2022

How to choose sunglasses that keep your eyes healthy

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The following article was originally written by Susan Blakeney, Glaucoma UK Trustee, for Insight magazine.   As an optometrist, my patients often ask me what the best types of sunglasses to buy are, and whether the price reflects the quality of protection that they offer. The short answer is that price is not necessarily a […]

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Blog Glaucoma UK 12 April 2022

Using eye drops during Ramadan: Wake, drops, eat, pray, done!

A man kneeling and praying in a mosque.

It has been a number of years since we started our campaign supporting Muslims to continue using their eye drops throughout Ramadan. Robyn Asprey, Development Manager for Southern England, had the pleasure of catching up with a couple of people who helped support the campaign in previous years. Dr Salman Waqar from the British Islamic […]

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Blog 4 March 2022

Sightline telephone befriending service

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Sightline’s telephone-based befriending service is designed to reduce loneliness and isolation in the visually impaired community. Regular phone-based befriending can be arranged at a convenient time for you. The service is staffed by Sightline’s amazing team of dedicated, friendly, trained volunteers; the majority of whom have close experience of sight loss. They provide much needed […]

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