World Glaucoma Week 2019
The hardest eye test you’ll ever take!
You’re going on a shopping trip with your friends to mark your birthday. But everything isn’t quite what it seems….
Encourage your patients, friends, family, colleagues, passers-by, pet dog etc to complete this quiz, made in collaboration with Santen Pharmaceuticals, to understand more about glaucoma. Click here to take the quiz.
For more information, see our press release here
Worried about your vision? The answer’s clear: book an eye test today
Our WGW poster, showing the symptoms of glaucoma and encouraging people to get their eyes tested, is now available
Copies are available to download here or you can order via our shop
Awareness events and talks across the UK
AGM and Annual Lectures, 15 March
Annual Lectures: 2pm-5pm, followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London, SE1 9NH (near Waterloo)
Contact Richenda, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01233 64 81 67
Bookings have now closed but if you have any questions, please contact Richenda
Other events taking place across the UK:
About World Glaucoma Week
A major collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association, this series of activities globally alerts people to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks to detect glaucoma earlier, thus contributing to sight preservation.
A wide range of publicity-attracting activities around the world involve ophthalmologists, optometrists and other eye care workers in hospitals, universities, clinics, private practices include many private individuals, especially those with glaucoma or with family members with glaucoma. Glaucoma societies and glaucoma patient associations all participate.
Each year a common theme is adopted that is then adapted to local conditions; this unites efforts. Recently WHW have concentrated on First Degree Relatives (FDRs) as they have a ten-fold increase in life-long glaucoma risk. If FDRs were to act on this information with regular glaucoma optic nerve tests, it would be likely to save a great deal of sight.
Visit www.worldglaucomaweek.org to see the range of activities going on around the world