Living with glaucoma

The majority of people diagnosed with glaucoma today, will retain useful sight for life.

If prescribed eye drops it is vital that these are used as prescribed - eye drops are for life and not just for a short course of treatment. The eye drops and how to take them section provides useful advice on how to store and how to use eye drops.

Driving and re-applying for a driving licence is a significant issue for people living with glaucoma. We have worked with the DVLA on this, and the Driving and glaucoma section gives and overview of the regulations, the tests and what to expect.

Other issues covered in this section include: leisure and sports, flying, pregnancy, drinking, smoking and frequently asked questions. This section will be added to over time, so do please come back or post on our Forum if there are new areas that you feel we should cover.