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RANZCO Supports Glaucoma Awareness Week

Known as the ‘silent thief of sight’, glaucoma develops slowly for most people and a considerable amount of peripheral vision may be lost before the problem becomes noticeable.

Three in 100 Australians will develop glaucoma in their lifetime, yet more than 35% have not undergone regular eye examinations, increasing their risk of glaucoma remaining undiagnosed.

Aussies over 50 are more at risk and should have their eyes checked every two years to prevent the irreversible damage that can be caused by glaucoma.

We all love our treats. And just as we treat our teeth, heart and skin to regular checkups, our eyes need treating too! 300,000 Australians are affected by glaucoma, an eye disease that if left undiagnosed and untreated can cause blindness. But if detected early, vision loss can be prevented.

So, treat yourself by treating your eyes to a simple test. Book a test with your local optometrist today at


Last updated: March 9, 2021

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