If you drive a car and have been diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes, this will affect the amount you can see, and the law says that you must tell the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority). You may have to take some extra tests, but most people are still allowed to carry on driving. You can find out more at www.gov.uk/glaucoma-and-driving.
Some people naturally have pressure that is above the normal range, but this pressure does not cause any damage to their eyes. This means they do not have glaucoma. However, they are more likely to develop chronic glaucoma, so your optometrist or ophthalmologist (a specialist eye doctor) will tell you how often you should have this checked.
Links to more glaucoma information
- Look After Your Eyes
- NHS Choices
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- Royal National Institute of Blind People
- International Glaucoma Association
Call Sightline, an information, support and advice service provided by the International Glaucoma Association, on 01233 648170