About Glaucoma Australia
Glaucoma Australia’s mission is to eliminate glaucoma blindness by detecting and treating early. We aim to give hope to the 300,000 Australians who have glaucoma.
Our focus are the 150,000 people who are completely unaware they have it and are therefore at risk of suffering preventable but irreversible blindness. In particular, we are committed to reaching the relatives of people with glaucoma and motivating them to have early and regular testing, due to the fact you are 10 times more likely to have glaucoma if you have a direct family member with it.
People who are diagnosed, especially early, can benefit from the most advanced medical treatments available to manage their condition successfully.
To achieve these aims, we work practically and collaboratively, with committed health professionals and exploit powerful internet based technologies to identify people with glaucoma, support them and improve treatment adherence.
In addition, we seek to raise funds for Australian researchers who share in our passion and mission.
Memorandums of Understanding
As an establishment of official partnership with organisations that align with our mission and values, Glaucoma Australia is proud to have signed memorandums of understanding with each of the following Associations:
You can contact our staff members by phone on 02 9906 6640 or by making an email enquiry here.
|Annie Gibbins - Chief Executive Officer
Sofia Ettridge - Office Administrator
|Gillian Hopkins - Online Marketing & Customer Engagement Manager|
|Jan Howlett - Patient Educator (Orthoptist)|
Youli Yu - Digital Marketing Specialist
In 1986 an ophthalmologist and a glaucoma patient formed a Steering Committee to create a Glaucoma Foundation as there was no lay organisation concentrating specifically on glaucoma in Australia.
Information about the members of the Council which govern Glaucoma Australia, their qualifications and experience.
At Glaucoma Australia, our Staff and Council members are supported by skilled committees which offer expert knowledge toward Our Mission: To eliminate glaucoma blindness.