The B.I.G Breakfast - World Glaucoma Week 2018
Get involved in World Glaucoma Week 2018 by hosting a B.I.G Breakfast and help Beat Invisible Glaucoma.
If you have glaucoma – one way you can help reduce vision loss from glaucoma is to make sure your first-degree relatives understand that they are also at risk and should have a comprehensive eye exam. Host a B.I.G Breakfast and have a conversation with your family about glaucoma.
How can you get involved?
- Register your B.I.G. Breakfast (or other event) and receive your FREE host pack.
- Invite your direct relatives, family and friends to attend your event
- Use your event as an opportunity to:
- Provide a B.I.G Breakfast Passport to each attendee
- Share your glaucoma story and help save sight
- Explain the increased risk to family members who may inherit glaucoma
- Inform them about the importance of early detection, treatment and support
- Encourage your family to have a comprehensive eye exam by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist from age 40 (with family history) or 50 (no family history) and every 2 years ongoing
- Encourage your family and friends to subscribe to our FREE Glaucoma eNews for ongoing education and support. Click on the subscribe button at the bottom of this page.
- Raise funds for glaucoma awareness, detection, diagnosis, support and research. Any funds raised can be donated here.
- Post a picture or short video of your event on our Facebook page
#WGW2018 #GlaucomaAware #GlaucomaAustralia or email email@example.com
- Ask your direct relatives, family and friends to return post their completed B.I.G Breakfast Passport to Glaucoma Australia to be in the running for a prize
- 300,000 Australians have Glaucoma, but tragically, half are unaware they have the disease and therefore suffer preventable but irreversible blindness
- Detection, diagnosis, treatment and support are vital to saving the sight of 150,000 Australians
- The risk of Glaucoma increases 10-fold in families. Prevalence 2.3% > 23%
- First degree relatives of a person with Glaucoma have an almost 1 in 4 chance of developing Glaucoma in their lifetime
- The recent Flinders University TARRGET study suggests it could be as high as 50%.
Once you have collected your donations you can bank them online, or by phone, fax or mail.