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Kirk Pengilly
Article by Kirk Pengilly of INXS
Kirk Pengilly, from INXS, knows firsthand that eyesight is a gift to be cherished. His own experience of glaucoma is the driving force behind his role as an ambassador for Glaucoma Australia. He was just 29 years old when he came close to losing his sight to acute angle closure glaucoma.

“I am really pleased to be an ambassador for Glaucoma Australia, and to help get the message out to Australians about the importance of having your eyes checked regularly, because most vision loss is preventable if detected early,” says Kirk.

Kirk’s personal experience shows that glaucoma can affect anyone, and his passionate plea for Australians to go and get their eyes tested will go a long way to increasing glaucoma awareness, early detection and intervention.

Kirk became an ambassador for Glaucoma Australia late 2019 and the face of our "Treat Your Eyes" Eye Health Awareness Campaign.