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.

James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for Sight Loss and Vision

A research priority setting exercise is being undertaken to help guide future eye research.

The exercise is being undertaken by the NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group as part of the UK Clinical Eye Research Strategy.

Anyone working within the eye care sector or cared for by the health service or supported by charities is invited to give their thoughts on which research areas should be prioritised by completing a simple two-page survey online.

The closing date is 9 August.

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.

City, University of London

Researchers from City, University of London are asking people who care for an individual with a visual impairment to complete a survey. The results will contribute to a study looking at the impact of COVID-19 on people with a visual impairment.

The survey takes between 10-15 minutes to complete and you will be entered into a prize draw for a £50.00 Love2Shop Gift Card.

You can complete the questionnaire here. For more information about the study, please email Liz Frost on Liz.frost@city.ac.uk.

RNIB quality of life survey

Do you have a vision impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses? The RNIB wants to hear from you.

Help improve the lives of visually impaired people in the UK by taking part in their telephone survey and helping improve understanding of what life is like living with a vision impairment.

Call 0800 009 6066 for free or fill out this form to register your interest.

All surveys are kept anonymous and confidential.

City, University of London, MA Journalism dissertation into avoidable sight loss

Amy, an MA journalism student, is investigating the rates of avoidable sight loss in the UK, the reasons behind it, and the extent to which eye care has recovered since the peak of the pandemic. She hopes to illustrate the data and statistics with personal stories and is particularly interested in speaking to anyone who faced delays in treatment following a glaucoma diagnosis and experienced sight loss which could have been avoided. Experiences will be handled sensitively. It will take the form of a 1000-2000 word article.

Initial contact would be over email and ideally interviews would then take place over the phone. However, interviewees can put their experiences into writing if that’s what they are most comfortable with.

Please get in touch with Amy by 1 June to take part.

Moorfields

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.

* If you are a postgraduate student and are looking to recruit participants to your study or dissertation, please note that you will need to have received ethical approval for your research in order for us to promote it on this page.

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