Activities around the globe

Have your eyes tested at a location near you or get inspired to organize your own activity.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible blindness. 78 million people have glaucoma. That is every one in 200 people aged 40, which rises to one in eight by aged 80.

Get involved!

When it comes to glaucoma, lack of awareness may cause severe issues, that could even lead to permanent vision loss. And as glaucoma isn’t always under the radar, the World Glaucoma Week activities are crucial. How can you contribute?

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Welcome to World Glaucoma Week
#glaucomaweek

World Glaucoma Week is a global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) in order to raise awareness on glaucoma.

A whopping 400+ activities were posted on the official World Glaucoma Week 2021 World Map, reaching all corners of the world. Thank you for being a part of our global community!

Save the date for next year: March 6-12, 2022

 

Get Involved

“The overarching goal of this campaign is for everyone to know about the disease called ‘glaucoma’ and encourage the general public to go and get tested. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness, but with early treatment, the damage may get limited and sight may be saved. By promoting regular testing, we also want glaucoma patients to get their relatives involved, as the chances of them getting glaucoma are 10 times higher than someone with no glaucoma history in their close family environment. Therefore, the World Glaucoma Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness through word of mouth.”

Fabian Lerner
President World Glaucoma Association

Get Inspired

In need of inspiration for your World Glaucoma Week activity? Start by browsing the archives!

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Around the World: activities in 2021

 

Did you know?

Most people with glaucoma are not aware of it: most glaucoma patients have zero symptoms.

Catch the disease early and you have a great chance of preserving your vision for the years to come.

Your activity will help raise glaucoma awareness. Submit your activity, and start making a difference.

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