Growth in glaucoma prevalence 2018
World Glaucoma Week 2018 (11-17 March 2018) focussed on the prevalence of glaucoma in the UK and globally with an emphasis on the importance of regular eye health checks to detect glaucoma in the early stages. We worked with a range of partners to encourage eye health checks throughout life.
Specsavers have trained staff about glaucoma in advance of World Glaucoma Week. To date over 2000 staff have completed the training. More information can be found here.
We are worked with Vision Express to raise awareness of the condition through supporting the Vision Van which toured the UK. We are also helping to support the launch of new stores. Look out for our activity on social media.
Many optometrists and hosptials focused on glaucoma for the week, and displayed posters and leaflets about the condition.
Glaucoma and dry eye syndrome 2018
Dry eye affects 50 to 60 per cent of people with glaucoma. If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, you will know how debilitating dry eye can be and the impact that it can have on quality of life. It affects one in three people over the age of 65. Surprisingly many people do not know that they have the condition. We want to correct that with our campaign to run through The IGA National Glaucoma Awareness Week 2018 (4-10 June 2018).
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Previous campaigns have included:
- IGA Drops And You (#DAY) 2017
- Pressure checked? 2017
- Men at risk of vision loss from glaucoma 2017
- Use your eye drops 2016
- Glaucoma and relatives, 2016
- Driving and glaucoma, 2015
- African Caribbean campaign, 2014
- Talk about eyes 2014