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.
To say the pandemic has disrupted normal patient care would be an understatement. However, now might be the golden window of opportunity to build more patient-centric glaucoma services. You can help commissioners not just tackle the current backlog, but also enhance the patient experience and pathway.
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We produce a range of resources for professionals including information leaflets on a range of topics, provide eye drops support boxes 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 eye drops support boxes are a great resource to maximise eye drop adherence and are essential resources for anyone involved in promoting better adherence and self-management.
Each box comes with one of 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 dispensing aid works with each eye drop.
Professionals will also receive our detailed guide titled ‘Helping people with their eye drops and dispensing aids’.
We provide these cases FREE to NHS and charity organisations providing free advice to those using eye drops for glaucoma or dry eye disease. To order please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Glaucoma Support Groups 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.
We offer bespoke training for professionals who are looking after those with glaucoma.
We help a range of professionals who are looking after people living with glaucoma, including ECLOs, rehab workers, domiciliary care workers and other social care staff. We can offer training on any glaucoma-related topic you may have. From general information about managing the disease to putting in eye drops and using dispensing aids, we can tailor sessions to your specific needs and format the training to meet your requirements. For more information, contact Joanna Bradley J.Bradley@glaucoma.uk or sign up or 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 for glaucoma research. Find out more about our grants making process, research we’ve funded in the past and current funding available.
Become a member of Glaucoma UK and join the fight against glaucoma!