Know Your Drops - January dates announced

New dates have been added for our #KnowYourDrops sessions throughout January. See dates below. 

About #KnowYourDrops

In summer 2016, we launched a pharmacy-led #KnowYourDrops campaign. Its main objectives are to promote and encourage good eye drop compliance and provide support to patients, carers and staff regarding best techniques for administering eye drops.

With many patients having poor vision, aiming eye drops at the correct angle or squeezing plastic containers can be difficult. In some cases, patients do not realise that the technique they are using isn’t working. This can result in medication not working effectively and could lead to further complications.

The pharmacy team at Moorfields therefore decided to raise awareness of compliance and eye drop techniques and offer enhanced support to our patients and the public through the #KnowYourDrops campaign.

The campaign consists of a one-day event at each Moorfields site across London. Staff will be on hand to give advice and answer any questions you might have about your eye drops and to demonstrate some of the different compliance aids that are available to make putting in your eye drops easier. The sessions are supported by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and Thea Pharmaceuticals.

Please join us at any of the sessions listed below. For more information, please speak to your Moorfields pharmacist.

You can also follow our campaign on Twitter using the hashtag: #KnowYourDrops

Event dates 

Date: Tuesday 17 January 
Location: Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Loxford Polyclinic
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Monday 23 January
Location: Moorfields Eye Unit at Darent Valley Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Tuesday 24 January 
Location: Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Barking Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Thursday 26 January 
Location: Moorfields Eye Unit at St Ann's Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Friday 27 January
Location: Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Barking Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Monday 30 January 
Location: Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Sir Ludwig Guttman Health & Wellbeing Centre (Stratford)
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Monday 31 January 
Location: 
Moorfields Eye Unit at Mile End
Time: 
10am - 4pm

Watch our video explaining how to use your eye drops

  

Photos from #KnowYourDrops 

  Sarah explains some of the different techniques you can use to when putting in your eye drops.

  Moorfields pharmacy support 'Know Your Drops' event at Moorfields Eye Unit at St Anns.


Subash from Glaucoma Association shows one of the compliance aids available.

 

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