Health Services

UK: National Health Service Resources


NHS Confederation

Ophthalmic Research Network

Medicine Guide

Medicine Guides, a new online resource providing patients and the general public with information about UK. Medicine Guides have been developed through a multi-disciplinary stakeholder group comprising the Department of Health, the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry and patient and professional groups, and are delivered in partnership with NHS Direct Online -licensed medicines.

Medicine Guide - Glaucoma

Medicine Guide - Ocular Hypertension

Medicine Guide - Increased Pressure

Patient Directory

NHS Evidence: eyes and vision

NHS Evidence – eyes and vision is one of 34 specialist collections commissioned by NHS Evidence The eyes and vision specialist collection holds over 1000 records in a free updated online collection of the key documents that inform NHS clinical practice in eye health care today. Any specialist or generalist health professional involved in eye care should find something in it for them. Patients and carers also have free access and the library contains patient information from a variety of sources including NHS Choices and various professional bodies such as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists.

Professional Bodies

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The College of Optometrists  

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

General Medical Council

General Optical Council

Eye Health Alliance

The Eye Health Alliance brings together the professional and representative optical bodies and eye care charities to campaign for better eye health for all.

World Council of Optometry

The WCO is a membership organisation for optometry associations and institutions world-wide and has 86 members in 48 countries.


Other medical professional organisations


Association of International Glaucoma Societies

International Perimetric Society

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

EyeText Global Ophthalmic Community

ISOPT (International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics)

United Kingdom

UK & Eire Glaucoma Society

British Ophthalmic Society Anaesthesia

Institute of Ophthalmology, London

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

The Society for Clinical Ophthalmolgy

USA & Canada

American Glaucoma Society

Canadian Ophthalmological Society


Société Française du Gaucome

French glaucoma society created by ophthalmologists in 1979.

Belgian Glaucoma Society

European Association for Vision and Eye Research

European Glaucoma Society

Greek Glaucoma Society


Japanese Glaucoma Society

Philippean Glaucoma Society

South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group



Pharmaceutical Companies 

Alcon Manufacturers of: Azopt, Betoptic, Lopidine, Pilogel and Travatan 

Allergan Manufacturers of: Alphagan, Betagan, Lumigan and Propine

Goldshield Group plc Suppliers of Diamox

Merck Sharp & Dohme UK Manufacturers of: Timoptol, Timoptol LA, Trusopt and Cosopt

Novartis UK Manufacturers of: Nyogel and Teoptic

Pfizer UK: Manufacturers of Xalatan and Xalacom


Other charities

United Kingdom

Providing support to explore employment and career options with finding voluntary work, work placements and paid employment• Help with CV writing, completing application forms and interview preparation. • Advice on the Access to Work scheme

CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases)


Genetic Interest Group (GIG) 

Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)  

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

RNIB Sightline Directory

Search the Sightline Directory to find services and organisations that help blind and partially sighted people in the UK.

UK Self Help

UK Wellness

Vision 20/20 UK 

Action for Blind People

West Riding Blind Association

Sight Action 

Sight Action supports blind and partially sighted people in the Highlands and Western Isles as early as possible in the deterioration of their good vision. Our mission is to keep individuals safe, independent and fully integrated in society through our individually tailored training programmes.

Esme's Umbrella (Charles Bonnet Syndrome)

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Breeding and training guide dogs, training visually impaired people to use guide dogs, and providing other services and facilities for the visually impaired.

You don't need to have lost all your sight, or to be registered as blind or partially-sighted for Guide Dogs to help you. You just need to have sight loss that makes it difficult to get around independently or live life to the full. A guide dog only costs 50p and there are no age restrictions to having a guide dog. We have guide dog owners in their 70's and 80's and have recently removed the minimum age for applying.

Enquire about applying for a guide dog on 0845 372 7499 or visit our website:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss.


Association France Glaucome

French association for people with glaucoma

USA & Canada

The Glaucoma Foundation

The Glaucoma Research Foundation

American Health Assistance Foundation - National Glaucoma Research


Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma New Zealand 


International Centre for Eye Health


Vision Simulator

GL Foundation- Children with glaucoma

EQUIP on NHS Local 

EQUIP contains links to quality-checked health and social care information for the UK public and national support groups and organisations as well as local information for the West Midlands region. 

My Local Optician

Find your local optician and all about optical services, eye care and eye wear in the UK.


Providers of a new coloured type of Amsler Grid for use in the detection of macular degeneration (free to patients)

EYE HELP was formed to offer a unique reference point on eye problems and eye care. Whatever your eye colour or condition, you'll find useful advice on eye care, glasses, lenses and treatments here.

Disability direct

This website has been created to bring all aspects of life with either a prevalent disability or disabilitating condition into a single location, whether it is physical, mental, health related or the elderly and age related.

International Center for Scientific Research

The CIRS is an international scientific organisation created to foster and promote all apsects of science and scientific research.

European Glaucoma Forum (German language)

A2i Transcription Services
A2i can transcribe your documents to Daisy format. Documents are adapted for audio and text where necessary, including transcription of diagrams and pictures if appropriate.

Large Print Bookshop

The website has been designed for maximum accessibility and provides something that the Right to Read alliance has been asking for - a comprehensive list of what is available in large print in the English language.  

Please Note: The following links are provided without any recommendation, implied or otherwise beyond that which is given in the attached notes. This is because as an Association we are unable to evaluate any services offered and can therefore accept no liability in respect of information or services thus provided.