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Glaucoma Travel Insurance

Specialist travel and holiday insurance if you have been diagnosed with glaucoma

Glaucoma travel and holiday insurance

There are many different types of glaucoma and it is estimated that 2% of the UK population over the age of 40 have the condition. Glaucoma can lead to serious implications with your eyesight if left untreated, however it is often diagnosed as part of a routine eye test before it causes any noticeable symptoms. It’s important to inform your insurer if you have been diagnosed with glaucoma to ensure that you are fully covered in the event of a claim. Providing you have completed an accurate medical screening to declare your condition, our pre-existing medical condition policies will provide cover for emergency medical expenses up to £10 million per insured. 

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Travel insurance with glaucoma

We have been covering serious medical conditions for more than 20 years including cancer and heart conditions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t cover minor conditions such as glaucoma. It’s important to let your insurer know of any medical history that falls within the medical declaration questions. Once the screening is complete, and we have accepted the risk to insure your pre-existing medical conditions, you will be fully covered should you need to make a claim before or during your trip. If you fail to declare your condition, and an incident arises that is either directly or indirectly related to your pre-existing medical condition, the claim could be denied.


People with glaucoma rarely have any restrictions on air travel, however, it’s always advisable to speak with your GP or consultant when planning a trip. Consider the change in time zones when you are away and ensure you are taking medication or eye drops at the recommended intervals. The severity of your condition may lead to you becoming more accident prone so it may be worth considering a travelling companion!

How to apply for travel insurance

How to apply for travel insurance

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Applying for travel insurance with glaucoma

You can apply for travel and holiday insurance through our online quote journey or over the phone with our friendly UK call centre. We aim to make the process as simple as possible and you can rest assured that all information remains confidential. If you need assistance obtaining a quote, we provide an online chat where one of our travel insurance agents will guide you through the process or you can call us on 0330 606 1422.


We offer a variety of specialist travel insurance policies, from cover for pre-existing medical conditions to policies for those already travelling abroad. Click ‘Start Quote Journey’ to obtain a quote online. You will be presented with several policy options which direct you to a dedicated information page, explaining the cover details and benefits. Once you’ve found the policy suitable for your travel requirements, click the ‘Get Online Quote’ button to complete your details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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