Specsavers is proud to acknowledge World Glaucoma Week (WGW) 6-12 March. WGW is a global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) to raise glaucoma awareness. Through a series of engaging worldwide activities, patients, eye-care providers, health officials and the public are invited to contribute to sight preservation. The goal is to alert everyone to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks to detect glaucoma as early as possible.

Not only is it an important week raising awareness, but at Specsavers, we’re celebrating some significant milestones and our positive impact across Australia and New Zealand.

Our optometrists test thousands of eyes each day and detect glaucoma at increased rates because of our world-leading eye test practices, including using OCT on all patients. Our optometrists also refer thousands of patients to Glaucoma Australia, and as a result, 90% are more likely to attend appointments, adhere to treatment and tell their relatives to get tested.

The following showcases some impressive statistics across Specsavers Australia and New Zealand:

  • Specsavers optometrists have detected early signs of glaucoma in more than 34,000 patients in the last year alone, leading to the diagnosis and treatment required to save their sight
  • Last year, Specsavers optometrists tested the pressure of more than 8 million eyeballs
  • 1,500 Specsavers optometrists are now using OCT on more than 4 million patients per year
  • Specsavers optometrists can refer consenting patients to Glaucoma Australia with the click of a button through Oculo

For more information, visit the relevant websites:

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Association