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Glaucoma Awareness Week

For glaucoma Awareness Week (GAW) 2020, we want more people in the UK than ever before to know just how important it is to look after your eye health and, if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with glaucoma, Glaucoma UK is here for you. 

We have some exciting news to announce! During this year’s awareness week, we will be officially launching our new name and new visual identity for the charity. We will also kick off the week by launching our brand-new website, which has been designed to make it easier for you to find information and contains new resources to help you live well with glaucoma. There are a whole bunch of changes on the horizon, and we hope you are as excited as we are. 

You may have noticed that we have delayed this year’s awareness week. We are hoping that by pushing this week back more people will be able to take part and organise awareness raising activities under the latest government advice. Your safety is our top priority. But if you’re planning an activity that can be done safely following social distancing guidance, then we’d love to hear from you so we can support you. 

Whether you’re a supporter hosting a themed online quiz for your family, or a health professional ordering new glaucoma resources for your ophthalmic clinic, your involvement is so important to make our awareness week a success.  

This year, we’ve organised a fun activity for everyone to take part in. Check back on our website on 29 June to print a copy of our new logo which can be coloured by lockdown artists of any age and displayed in your window. For younger supporters (aged 4 – 11), you can send us a photo of your design to enter our competition and have your artwork displayed on our social media. The winner, chosen by our very own graphic designer, will also be featured in our next membership magazine (more details to come).  

And of course, if you would like to be more involved in our GAW campaign by sharing your story for use on our social media channels, send us a message using our new email address and make sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages for further updates. 

Join the conversation on social media by using our hashtag #GlaucomaAwarenessWeek