Take part in research

We’re passionate about supporting clinicians and scientists to carry out cutting edge research into glaucoma detection, care and treatment. We don’t just help by funding research. Glaucoma UK is the charity that researchers approach when they’re looking for people to join in new clinical trials, and this is where you come in.

If you’re living with glaucoma and are interested in taking part in research studies that will help improve diagnosis, care and treatment opportunities click here to read about research we’ve funded and experiences of others who’ve helped in recent clinical trials.

Have you ever thought about taking part in research? All the latest opportunities to volunteer in research studies can be found below.

Study to aid the development of new mobility assistive technology – UCL

Karthikan Yogarajah, a Master of Science in Child Development student at University College London (UCL), is recruiting participants for a research study into visual impairment and assistive technology.

Called the SENSES study, the research aims to identify the needs of young people with visual impairment to aid the development of new assistive technology for mobility and orientation. The study will also look to involve young people with visual impairment in the production of this new technology. The SENSES study is open to individuals with visual impairment aged 16 to 25 living in the UK, and to parents/caregivers of children with visual impairment aged 13 to 16. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes. If selected for phase two, participants will then be invited to a focus group about ideal technology. To take part, please click here. For more information, please email Karthikan.yogarajah.15@ucl.ac.uk. The study will close on 30 June 2021.

Help us better understand the family impact of glaucoma - Cardiff University

A person’s glaucoma can affect the lives of partners and family members, but this important impact is often ignored. Researchers at Cardiff University have created a simple questionnaire to measure this impact. They need your help to test this questionnaire before it can be used routinely to better understand and care for the health and social needs of partners and families. The researchers invite people with glaucoma and their partners or other family members (aged at least 18 years) to complete this 5-minute survey. Click here to complete the survey.

Psychology Research on Visual Impairment - Kingston University

Ifigeneia Manitsa, Psychology Researcher and Assistant Lecturer at Kingston University, is conducting the last two studies of her PhD. Her research is focused on the academic and social inclusion of adolescents aged 12-14 years with visual impairments. To find out more, please click here.


You can get involved and be contacted about research studies that may be applicable to you, be a part of the Moorfields research family, and/or help shape the design and conduct of future research. Their new platform ROAM makes it easier than ever to get involved with research opportunities. For more information or to take part, please click here.

National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR)

There are many opportunities for you to take part in research with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) taking place across the UK. Please click here for more information.