Help Us Find a Cure

Honour them with a donation Imagine a future where glaucoma doesn’t cast its dark shadow.
That’s the vision that sparked renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Graham Trope, to set up the Glaucoma Research Society in 1988. And that’s the vision that has enabled the Society to raise over two million dollars in support of researchers seeking a cure for this disease.

You can help change the future for generations to come by supporting cutting edge research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glaucoma through your contribution to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada.

Your donation will fund researchers working to find more effective treatments for glaucoma. Please give whatever you can afford; no amount is too small.

Donations of $25 and over include your complimentary membership. Membership lets you:

  • keep up-to-date on the latest research
  • receive our newsletter in the mail
  • receive advance notice of annual Question & Answer sessions with leading glaucoma specialists
  • vote at the annual general meeting.

Donations to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada are tax deductible.


Eye Donations Needed

One of the best ways to determine what is wrong in eyes with glaucoma is to look for differences between eyes from donors free of disease and from donors with glaucoma.

Information gathered from eyes with glaucoma can help researchers find the cure for this blinding disease. But eye donations are rare, and donations of eyes with glaucoma, rarer still.

Please Help

If you are interested in donating your eyes after death, print the donor card and keep it on you, and fill out the attached form
and mail it to:

Linda Sharpen, Eye Bank Manager,
Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division),
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Services,
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 203,
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8.

Phone: 416-978-7355

The Eye Bank will contact you with information you can pass onto your family at the appropriate time. Your final wishes will be acted upon and the Eye Bank will provide your eyes to researchers in Canada.

For more information and frequently asked questions about eye donations, visit the Eye Bank of Canada’s website.

It’s Easy to Donate

donate now through canadahelps.org!
Click on the link to Canada Helps and use your VISA to submit your donation securely online.

Or if you prefer print out the form and your cheque or VISA/MASTERCARD information to:

Glaucoma Research Society of Canada
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215E
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8


Looking for a Unique & Memorable Gift to Mark a Special Person or Occasion?

Special People

Whether it’s for a birthday, wedding, graduation, anniversary, bar mitzvah or the passing of a loved one, a donation to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada is a meaningful and lasting way to express your sentiments. Include a name and address with your donation, and we’ll send a personalized note.


Gifts of Life Insurance –
A powerful way for you to fund research

A gift of a life insurance policy allows you to make a larger donation to glaucoma research than you might have thought you could afford. Relatively small annual premium payments, treated as charitable tax deductions can create a significant gift in the future.

You can transfer an existing policy that you no longer need to the Society and receive a tax deductible donation receipt for the fair market value of the policy, which may be greater than the cash surrender value depending on your age and health.


A Gift in Your Will

For many people, a charitable bequest in their wills is the simplest, most logical way to make a significant gift to help the Society, and to leave a legacy.

Bequests in your will direct that the Society receives a specific amount of cash or securities, or is the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. By directing a portion of your estate to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, you can significantly reduce the taxes payable upon death and ensure that you will continue to support glaucoma research.


For more charitable options

Read about the many charitable options you have for giving to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada