Getting the right travel insurance when you have glaucoma
Like all medical conditions, glaucoma may affect your day-to-day life depending on its severity. So you can relax on your holiday, with the peace of mind that if the worst happens when on your travels you’ve got a helping hand, you need proper travel insurance.
That’s where we come in.
We tailor your policy to fit your individual needs. You won’t want glaucoma to stand in the way of having a great holiday. From lost luggage to a medical emergency, the right cover can give you the reassurance that if a problem occurs when you’re away, you’ve got our help.
This might be one of the reasons we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider for 2018.*
You can talk to a friendly advisor today on 0800 033 4902, or if you prefer, you can get your tailored quote online here.
Why do I need travel insurance for glaucoma?
It’s estimated that more than 600,000 people have glaucoma in England and Wales alone.** The condition is more common than you might’ve thought. So, when travelling, it’s best that you have the right cover in place. Just in case the worst happens when you’re away.
Whether it’s a medical emergency, a stolen passport or travel delays, having proper travel insurance can help with any stress or unnecessary costs that a problem on holiday can cause.
With the right cover sorted, you can concentrate on enjoying your holiday.
In 2017, 1 in 20 people made a claim on their travel insurance in 2017***, so it’s more common than you might think.
A tailored policy can cover you for the unexpected, saving you from some of the worry and expenses. We can’t guarantee that nothing will go wrong on your holiday, but we’re there to minimise the impact if it does.
What does our travel insurance cover?
How do I declare my glaucoma on my travel insurance?
When getting a quote, make sure you have your medical history to hand for our medical screening process. It’s the opportunity for us to learn about how your condition affects you and help to tailor your policy to your needs.
Make sure that the information you provide us with is up-to-date and accurate to avoid any complications later on if you need our help. If you haven’t disclosed your medical condition(s), you won’t be covered if you need to make a claim.
Do I need to take my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with me on holiday?
Yes. It’s a requirement of our insurance that if you’re travelling to an EEA country (that’s all EU members plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), you take an EHIC with you.
An EHIC entitles you to free or subsidised healthcare when using the country’s state healthcare provider.
But although an EHIC can help you out in a medical emergency, it doesn’t work as an alternative to good travel insurance. An EHIC won’t cover the costs of repatriation (flying you home because of a medical accident), lost luggage or travel delays.
So, while an EHIC is an essential part of getting the right cover, it isn’t a substitute for proper travel insurance. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Will my glaucoma affect my ability to travel?
Not necessarily. If you’ve got the go-ahead from your doctor that you’re medically fit to travel with glaucoma, then we will consider you for medical cover.
Where flying is concerned, air travel rarely has any effect on the pressure in your eye. The air pressure within the cabin is carefully regulated as the plane ascends and descends, so little change in eye pressure will occur.
For more information on travelling with glaucoma, refer to glaucoma.org.
Get your travel insurance quote for glaucoma today
Talk to us today on 0800 033 4902. Or, you can get a quote online in just a few minutes below.