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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.   

Help change the statistics
2 in 100
Australians will develop glaucoma in their lifetime.
50%
of people with glaucoma remain undetected.
10x
you are 10x more likely to develop glaucoma if a direct relative has it.
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Make a Donation

You can make a one-off, monthly, quarterly or annual gift.  Every dollar counts and donating is quick and easy. 

Your help will support our Mission
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
Community Stories
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Gregory
Li-Yen
Guido
Wilma
Yvonne
Lesley
Shabnam's story

When I found out that I had glaucoma I was very upset but eventually I accepted it and understood that it’s manageable.

Gregory's story

My Glaucoma was first diagnosed in December 1999 on an OHAS eye test for computer use.

Li-Yen's story

In earlier years when my elder relatives (mother, uncles and aunties) had Glaucoma, it didn't ring a bell for me. 

Guido's story

My oldest brother also had glaucoma but none of my other five siblings.

Wilma's story

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.

Yvonne's story

When I went for my reading glasses the optometrist sent me to the ophthalmologist, who told me I had Glaucoma.

Lesley's story

'You do have glaucoma.' The words I had been dreading. Four words and I feel as if my feet have been swept out from under me.
 

Share your story

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.

You may begin by completing the form below.