You will find here various ideas for local activities, from the very traditional tried-and-tested to the most innovative.
- Contact newspaper to write a story on WGW
- Contact newspaper to publish an article or editorial that you have written
- Contact radio station to cover the WGW
- Contact TV channel to cover the WGW
Dissemination of information and promotion of glaucoma awareness
- Organize open-door day at my institution.
- Post on my website, blog or newsletter relevant material advertising the World Glaucoma Week.
- Distribute (at my clinic / institution / at a public venue) printed material advertising the World Glaucoma Week, or other relevant brochures.
- Submit to the WGW website selected parts of a patient’s journal or interview for publication / dissemination by others.
Public educational events
- Organize patient-educational conference at my institution or at a public venue (conference or community hall, charity meeting, place of worship, etc.).
- Invite a prominent patient, or a patient support group to have a conference at my institution.
- Organize free screening day at my institution.
- Organize free screening at public venue (mall, market, place of worship, town hall, community center, etc).
- Distribute WGW-marked everyday-use items (like badge-holders, paperweights, key rings, tote-bags, T-shirts, etc. ).
- Participate at a sporting event under the WGW colors (the Geneva University Eye-Clinic staff ran the December 2007 Geneva Marathon, wearing World Glaucoma Day T-shirts).
- Write to the authorities of your city, state or country, using this MS-Word Template, and ask them to place under their Auspices the WGW events that will take place within their jurisdiction.
- Download the Eye-Q test: An awareness-raising 2-page questionnaire in English and in Spanish (pdf files).
- Distribute a postcard that people and companies can send to their friends and customers, informing them of the World Glaucoma Week and urging them to be vigilant about maintaining healthy vision. The 2008 postcard distributed by Glaucoma-Australia is a good example.
- Two bookmarks 1 and 2 by the Eye Center of London.