Glaucoma Awareness Week

29 June – 5 July 2020

For Glaucoma Awareness Week 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.

How to get involved

Can you help us reach more people during Glaucoma Awareness Week?

Whether you’re a supporter who can host 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.

Organise an online event

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.

Could you host a fun online quiz for your family during our awareness week with questions about your family history?

Did you know there is a four times increased risk of developing glaucoma if you have a close blood relative with the condition (mother, father, sister, brother, child). If you have glaucoma, you should tell your relatives about the condition as they may need to be tested. Find out more here


Order new materials

We produce a range of helpful resources for people living with glaucoma which can be ordered FREE through our website here

Take a look at our newly designed booklets and new suite of posters.

Let's get creative

This year, we’ve organised a fun activity for everyone to take part in. We’d love you to download the outline of our new logo which can be coloured in by lockdown artists of any age and displayed in your front window during the week to help us raise awareness of our name change within your local area.

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 Glaucoma UK’s very own graphic designer, will also be featured in our next membership magazine!

Enter our colouring competition
1. Colour in our new logo
2. Take a photo
3. Email the photo to (make sure you let us know if you’re happy for us to share the image on our social media channels, and publish the first name and age of the artist)

All competition entries must be received by 5pm on 14 July. You will be notified by email if your colouring is the winning design.

Download colouring activity

Share your story

And of course, if you would like to be more involved in our GAW campaign to increase awareness of glaucoma to the public by sharing your story for use on our digital channels, send us a message using our new email address:

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