Together we can help people living with glaucoma
Did you know that 150,000 Australians are completely unaware that they have glaucoma and are at risk of losing their precious eyesight?
Glaucoma Australia's mission is to raise awareness, educate and support the community and fund ground-breaking research to eliminate glaucoma blindness.
Without our generous supporters, we simply could not continue to improve the quality of life of people affected by glaucoma today, tomorrow and into the future. Whether you are a volunteer, fundraiser, donor or support group co-ordinator, every effort makes a positive impact and is greatly appreciated.
You can make a one-off, monthly, quarterly or annual gift. Every dollar counts and donating is quick and easy.
|Research||funding ground-breaking research grants and scholarships|
|Awareness||spreading the word across Australia to prevent blindness|
|Detection||encouraging people to get regular eye health checks to prevent and treat Glaucoma|
|Education||providing trusted resources to health practitioners and patients, such as our Orthoptist Education Team|
|Information||sharing the latest news and helpful information through our regular newsletters, social media and other communications.|
|Support||helping people living with glaucoma through practical and psychological support services|
When I found out that I had glaucoma I was very upset but eventually I accepted it and understood that it’s manageable.
My Glaucoma was first diagnosed in December 1999 on an OHAS eye test for computer use.
In earlier years when my elder relatives (mother, uncles and aunties) had Glaucoma, it didn't ring a bell for me.
My oldest brother also had glaucoma but none of my other five siblings.
I am 90 years old, and I have had glaucoma for 8 years. I have sensitive eyes and I'm unable to go outside in bright sunlight.
When I went for my reading glasses the optometrist sent me to the ophthalmologist, who told me I had Glaucoma.
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Everyone has a unique glaucoma story. By sharing yours, you can help others dealing with glaucoma find inspiration and hope. If this sounds worthwhile, we'd love to hear from you. By submitting this form, you are stating that you're happy for us to use it in our publications and promotions.
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