Coordinates public education activities and encourages routine eye examinations. Funds research on the molecular genetics of glaucoma and on optic nerve regeneration. Provides referral to glaucoma specialists. Publishes public and patient education materials, including a newsletter, Eye to Eye.
The Glaucoma Foundation is the premier international nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating glaucoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness affecting 3 million Americans. The mission of the Foundation is to raise public awareness about the need for regular, comprehensive eye exams and to fund critical research seeking new treatments and cures for glaucoma.
The International Think Tank on Optic Nerve Rescue and Restoration. Scientific grants, awarded annually for innovative research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Glaucoma Awareness Month in January. Poster, literature, media press kits.
Glaucoma—The Leading Cause of Preventable Blindness: A bi-fold brochure detailing risk factors, diagnoses, procedures, and treatments. Share Our Vision: A tri-fold brochure explaining the programs, research, and educational services of the Foundation that can be accessed worldwide. Doctor, I Have a Question: A 28-page patient booklet outlining aspects of the disease, medications, and treatments, as well as surgical procedures. You and Your Glaucoma Medication: A how-to-guide on taking eye drops most effectively, with diagrams and patient tips. Eye to Eye: A biannual newsletter providing updates on medical news and research, treatment information, and answers to commonly asked hotline questions. E-Newsletter: A bimonthly electronic newsletter providing information on medical news and research, patient tips and answers to commonly asked hotline questions. Cure Glaucoma Now: Our initiative to identify visionary individuals who understand that finding a cure now can prevent unnecessary vision loss in their children and grandchildren.