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Social Media Guide

To help you start a conversation online for 'It Begins with You', we've created a handy social media guide below. Remember to use the #GlaucomaAustralia and #BeginsWithYou hashtags with your posts.

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  • Imagine if you could save someone’s sight.

    If you have glaucoma, your first degree relatives (brothers, sisters, sons, daughters) are at risk too; they have a 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in their own lifetime. Your friends over the age of 50 are also at an increased risk.

    But, as someone who is aware of the dangers of leaving glaucoma undiagnosed, you can help save sight. Early detection is key. 

    Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you knew how to stop someone from going blind, you’d tell them, wouldn’t you?

    As someone with glaucoma, those directly related to you – brothers, sisters, sons, daughters – are 25% more likely to develop glaucoma too. And friends over the age of 50 are also at an increased risk.

    But, as someone who is aware of the dangers of leaving glaucoma undiagnosed, you can help save sight. Early detection is key.  

    Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have glaucoma, your direct relatives - brothers, sisters, sons, daughters - are 10x more likely to develop it in their lifetime. 

    Testing by an optometrist, particularly for people with a family history of glaucoma is key for detecting glaucoma early and saving sight.

    Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have glaucoma, your first degree relatives (brothers, sisters, sons, daughters) have a 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in their own lifetime. That risk DOUBLES if you have advanced glaucoma, and testing by an optometrist is key for detecting glaucoma early and saving sight.

    Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have glaucoma, your children have a 25% chance of developing glaucoma too. That risk DOUBLES if you have advanced glaucoma. 

    Glaucoma often goes unnoticed until a significant amount of damage has already occurred. Left untreated, glaucoma causes irreversible vision loss. Early detection can save sight.

    Ask your children to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have glaucoma, your siblings have an almost 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in their own lifetime as well. That risk DOUBLES if you have advanced glaucoma.
         
    Left untreated, glaucoma causes irreversible vision loss. Early detection can save sight. Ask your siblings to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Anyone directly related to you – brothers, sisters, sons, daughters - are 25% more likely to develop glaucoma too. And friends over the age of 50 are also at an increased risk.
         
    Because you are aware of the consequences of leaving glaucoma undiagnosed, you can save those you care about from glaucoma blindness. Early detection is key.
         
    Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have advanced glaucoma, your direct relatives have a 50% chance of developing glaucoma in their lifetime. 

    It's recommended your direct relatives attend regular eye health checks commencing 5-10 years earlier than the age of onset for you. Left untreated, glaucoma causes irreversible vision loss. Early detection saves sight.

    Ask your family to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Anyone can develop glaucoma, but the risk increases with age. About 1 in 10,000 babies are born with glaucoma, by age 40 about 1 in 200 have glaucoma, rising to 1 in 8 at age 80.

    Because you are aware of the consequences of leaving glaucoma undiagnosed, you can save those you care about from glaucoma blindness. Early detection is key.

    Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou

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  • If your first degree relatives (parents or siblings) have glaucoma, you have a 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in your own lifetime.

    Known as the 'silent thief of sight', glaucoma can go unnoticed until the disease reaches an advanced stage which is why having a regular eye exam is so important. Early detection saves sight.

    Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • The further we move past 50, the higher our risk is for developing glaucoma. It's recommended all Australians over the age of 50 visit an optometrist every 2 years for a comprehensive eye exam.

    If you have a family history of glaucoma, you should get tested from the age of 40. Early detection saves sight.

    Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have a direct relative with glaucoma you have a 25% chance of developing it too, and that risk DOUBLES if their glaucoma is advanced.

    It's recommended you attend regular eye health checks commencing 5-10 years earlier than the age of onset in your affected relative.
     
    Left untreated, glaucoma causes irreversible vision loss. Early detection saves sight.

    Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you could prevent irreversible vision loss, you'd do something, wouldn’t you? If you have a direct relative with glaucoma – parent, brother, sister – you are 25% more likely to develop glaucoma too. 

    Testing by an optometrist, particularly for people with a family history of glaucoma is key for detecting glaucoma early and saving sight.

    Book your eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Knowing your family history is important. You are 10x more likely to have glaucoma if you have a direct relative with glaucoma.

    Testing by an optometrist, particularly for people with a family history of glaucoma is key for detecting glaucoma early and saving sight.

    Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Anyone can develop glaucoma, but the risk increases with age.

    About 1 in 10,000 babies are born with glaucoma, by age 40 about 1 in 200 have glaucoma, rising to 1 in 8 at age 80.

    Testing by an optometrist, particularly for people with a family history of glaucoma and for anyone over 50 is key. Early detection saves sight.

    Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If you have a sibling with glaucoma, you have an almost 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in your own lifetime. That risk DOUBLES if they have advanced glaucoma.
     
    Left untreated, glaucoma causes irreversible vision loss. Early detection saves sight.

    Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou

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  • If you have glaucoma, your first-degree relatives have a 1 in 4 chance of developing it too. Ask your family to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • As someone with glaucoma, those directly related to you are 25% more likely to develop glaucoma too. Ask your family to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Did you know, if you have glaucoma your direct relatives are 10x more likely to develop it in their lifetime? Ask your family to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Your children have a 25% chance of developing glaucoma if you have it. Send a Gif of Sight and ask them to get their eyes tested at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Your siblings have an almost 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in their own lifetime, and that risk DOUBLES if you have advanced glaucoma.  Send a 'Gif of Sight' and ask them to get their eyes tested at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Anyone over the age of 50 is at a greater risk of developing glaucoma. Ask your family and friends to get an eye test by sending a 'Gif of Sight' at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving their sight begins with you.
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • If your first-degree relatives have glaucoma you have a 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma in your lifetime. Early detection is key. Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you

    Saving sight begins with you. 
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Did you know, if you have a direct relative with glaucoma you are 10x more likely to develop it in your lifetime? Early detection saves sight. Book an eye test today at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you 

    Saving sight begins with you. 
    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou
     

  • Knowing your family history is important. You're 10x more likely to have glaucoma if you have a direct relative with it. Early detection saves sight. Book an eye test at glaucoma.org.au/begins-with-you 

    #GlaucomaAustralia #BeginsWithYou