Know Your Drops - new dates announced

New dates have been added for our #KnowYourDrops sessions throughout February and March. 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: Monday 20 February 
Location: Moorfields Eye Centre at Ealing Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Wednesday 22 February 
Location: Moorfields Eye Centre at Northwick Park Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Wednesday 1 March  
Location: Moorfields Eye Unit at Potters Bar Community Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Wednesday 3 March  
Location: Moorfields Eye Centre at Croydon University Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Monday 13 - Friday 17 March 
Location: Moorfields Eye Hospital City Road
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Tuesday 14 March 
Location: Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Loxford Polyclinic
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Wednesday 15 March 
Location: Moorfields Community Eye Clinic at Teddington Memorial Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Tuesday 21 March 
Location: Moorfields Eye Centre at St George's Hospital
Time: 10am - 4pm

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

Date: Friday 31 March 
Moorfields Eye Unit at Queen Mary's Hospital
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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