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.

All the latest opportunities to volunteer in research studies are circulated in Focus – our supporter email newsletter. So, make sure you are signed up to receive this if you’d like to take part.

You can get involved too

Have you ever thought about taking part in research? There are opportunities for you at Moorfields (ROAM) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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. For more information or to take part please click here.

As well as the Moorfields research study, there are also many other opportunities for you to take part in research, please click here for further information

Give your view: What do you think about the way in which healthcare is provided for individuals with visual impairment?

For someone who is visually impaired, is there any difficulty making or attending appointments? Or finding out information about their health conditions? Do healthcare professionals and clinics take account of a patient’s visual impairment?


If you are visually impaired, or a carer or relative of someone with a visual impairment, researchers from City, University of London and Manchester University would like to hear about your experiences.

They are inviting you to join a study to investigate the experiences (positive or negative) of people with low vision, when they are interacting with healthcare services. They are looking for volunteers (aged over 18 years) to agree to be interviewed, over the phone, to find out their opinions. You will be asked a series of questions, and this will take up to one hour in total.

This study has gained ethical approval from the University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee.

How do I take part?

If you would like to find out more about how to get involved please contact
Chris Dickinson chris.dickinson@manchester.ac.uk
Or leave a message on Tel: 0161 306 3874 and they will call you back


Sadly most research involving patients has been temporarily halted because of coronavirus. As soon as trials are up and running again we’ll bring you all the news of how you can get involved.