Glaucoma UK is launching a new booklet to highlight the services it can offer to people with glaucoma, and the healthcare professionals looking after them. With an estimated 700,000 individuals in the UK living with the disease, half of whom don’t know they have it, the charity is urging people to seek support in these challenging COVID-19 times.
As part of World Glaucoma Week 2021, 7 to 13 March, Glaucoma UK’s ‘anytime, anywhere’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the different support channels it can offer patients and healthcare professionals. From the top of a hill or a trek through the woods to a supermarket aisle or the comfort of a sofa, support for people living with glaucoma is accessible whenever and wherever anyone may need it.
In addition to their new ‘How we can help’ booklet, the charity will be launching the new Glaucoma UK podcast as part of their campaign. They will also host special digital glaucoma support groups throughout World Glaucoma Week on topics that have been chosen by people living with glaucoma.
Glaucoma UK’s new ‘How we can help’ booklet, which will be available to download and order on their website during World Glaucoma Week, brings all the charity’s resources together in one handy guide for patients and healthcare professionals alike.
Glaucoma UK’s Chief Executive Karen Osborn stated: “We are delighted to launch our new ‘How we can help’ booklet as part of our ‘anytime, anywhere’ campaign. This valuable resource aims to raise awareness of the support Glaucoma UK can give to all those living with glaucoma, wherever they may be. In these difficult times, we want every person in the UK affected by glaucoma, including those caring for people with the disease, to know that we are here for them. We can provide information, support, and advice, either on the phone or online. Anytime, anywhere.”