Glaucoma Awareness Week drives for improved services

The optical sector shares patient stories and advocates for greater integration of care for glaucoma services. Lucy Patchett reports

 Glaucoma Awareness Week was held between June 26 and July 2, led by Glaucoma UK’s campaign, which shared people’s personal experiences with glaucoma and their diagnosis. This aimed to reach those who were unaware they may have the disease and urged them to book an eye test. Posters were placed on local high street digital screens across the UK, and a podcast was created called ‘Glaucoma voices: real people, real experiences.’  

Glaucoma UK’s chief executive, Joanne Creighton, said: ‘Glaucoma UK’s aim is to end preventable glaucoma sight loss, and that starts with raising awareness of the disease through such campaigns. Glaucoma can be symptomless and early diagnosis is key to saving your sight.’ 

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