21st January 2021

Glaucoma UK helpline closed between Monday 25 January and Wednesday 27 January

Due to ongoing staff illness, we’ve made the difficult decision to close our glaucoma helpline on Monday 25 January, reopening Thursday 28 January.

If you need to speak to someone when our helpline is closed, these contacts may be helpful:

  • If you experience a significant change in your vision, contact your local eye clinic or A&E.
  • You can call your GP or optometrist for advice (opening hours vary so please check with your local health provider)
  • You can call the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999 (opening hours vary so please follow the link for further information)

You can also email helpline@glaucoma.uk or leave a voicemail on our helpline to request a call back and our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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