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29th June 2021

It's Glaucoma Awareness Week 2021

Glaucoma Awareness Week takes place on 28 June – 4 July 2021 and this year’s theme is family and loved ones.

What is Glaucoma Awareness Week and why does it matter?

Glaucoma Awareness Week is an annual awareness-raising opportunity where we encourage people across the UK to talk about glaucoma. Over 700,000 people in the UK have glaucoma. Half of them don’t know they have it. We want to end preventable glaucoma sight loss and that starts with raising awareness of the disease.

Who coordinates it?

Glaucoma Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Glaucoma UK. But it wouldn’t be possible without the people who come forward to give a face to our campaign and give a voice to the different experiences of the growing number of people in the UK with glaucoma. You can meet the amazing people who have shared their stories with us for Glaucoma Awareness Week 2021 here.

How can you get involved in Glaucoma Awareness Week?

There are lots of ways that you can get involved in Glaucoma Awareness Week. The most important action you can take is to start talking to your family and friends about glaucoma. Glaucoma Awareness Week is all about starting this important conversation

Aside from getting the conversation about glaucoma started, we’ve got a few other ideas for activities you can do to mark Glaucoma Awareness Week, and we’ve created a whole range of resources for you to use.

Read more about Glaucoma Awareness Week

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