We value our relationships with healthcare professionals working in the field of glaucoma. Together we can fight this sight-stealing disease.
We provide support, resources and training for optometrists, ECLOs, rehab workers, domiciliary care workers and other health professionals.
We produce a range of resources for professionals including information leaflets on a range of topics, compliance aid cases and the Personal Glaucoma Monitoring Record diary produced in partnership with Santen UK.
Visit our website shop to order free materials including information booklets, posters and helpline information cards.
Our compliance cases are a great resource to maximise eye drop adherence and are essential resources for anyone involved in promoting better adherence and self-management.
Each case comes with one each of the major drop aids available, plus a briefing containing basic information about the different major eye drop types and when to use them. There’s a matrix to help you find which compliance aid works with each eye drop.
We provide these cases FREE to NHS and charity organisations providing free advice to those using eye drops for glaucoma or dry eye disease. Private practices and businesses can purchase the cases for £75. To order please email email@example.com.Email us
Glaucoma UK worked with Santen to produce a Personal Glaucoma Monitoring Record – a small handy diary for people with glaucoma or those at risk of developing it. The Record – or Orange Book – contains insights and tips, and space to record all the information needed to help people with glaucoma – and the clinicians working with them – to monitor and manage their glaucoma.
The Monitoring Record and all our other information booklets are free to order.Order here
GSGs are a key part of our support for people with glaucoma. We’re keen to help you set up new groups, and can provide advice, help with promoting your events, and even start-up funding to help you get your group off the ground.
Print our downloadable poster to display and encourage your patients to sign up for our new digital glaucoma support groups.
Digital Support Groups Poster
For optometrists we provide CET-accredited training on eye drops. Our course will help you understand the practical difficulties of using eye drops, and help you feel confident to give expert advice on drop adherence. It’s a free one hour course and worth 3 interactive CET points.
We are running a pilot course in Scotland in late 2020, then rolling out delivery more widely. If you’re interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for free to become a Professional Member of Glaucoma UK.
For ECLOs, rehab workers, domiciliary care workers and other social care staff, we run courses on how to help people manage their eye drops. These free 3-hour sessions cover the importance of eye drops and the aids that can help people feel confident about using their drops. Contact email@example.com or sign up for free to become a Professional Member of Glaucoma UK.
The jewel in our professional calendar is the annual UKEGS Conference. The UK and Eire Glaucoma Society is a learned society, formed to advance excellence in glaucoma care, academic learning and training.
Find out more about UKEGS here.
Each year we provide a range of research funding opportunities. Find out more about our grants making process, research we’ve funded in the past and current funding available.
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