Together we can defeat blindness from glaucoma
Glaucoma Australia carries out our critical work of supporting Australians with glaucoma and reaching the 150,000 people who are completely unaware they have glaucoma.
We could not carry out our critical work without Glaucoma Australia’s team of Orthoptists Educators, volunteers, support group coordinators, fundraisers and our generous glaucoma community, to whom we are extremely grateful. Please join our efforts.
Your support can increase awareness and early detection rates and provide sight saving help to those already diagnosed with glaucoma.
|focus||on glaucoma education and awareness across Australia|
|support||of people with glaucoma and their families|
|education||through Glaucoma Australia resources for health practitioners and the community, and through the Glaucoma Australia Orthoptist Educator team|
|research||funding of glaucoma research grants and scholarships|
|information||news and helpful sharing through our regular newsletter Glaucoma News, email, social media and other communications vehicles|
|detection||by driving Australians to get eye health checks through awareness campaigns, such as World Glaucoma Week|
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.