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View Point

Vision Quest is now View Point! Same great content, bold new format.

View Point is a virtual education series that brings you the latest information about vision health and research. In 2021, we will be exploring topics including AMD, glaucoma, inherited retinal diseases, gene therapy, diabetes, and caregiving. Upcoming webinars and links to view past webinars can be found below.

View Point is free of charge for all participants. If you would like to support this program and the important sight-saving research funded by Fighting Blindness Canada, please make a donation today!

If you would like to receive updates about new webinars, share webinar topic ideas, or require assistance registering, please email education@fightingblindness.ca.

View Point is proudly presented by Bayer.

Please note, for distribution purposes, all webinars are recorded. 


UPCOMING Webinars

Cost of Vision Loss & Blindness Summit
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 2 – 3:45 pm ET

 In 2009 a study was undertaken to uncover the cost of vision loss in Canada. In the past ten years, much has changed in vision care in Canada. This year, the Canadian Council of the Blind and Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) have partnered on a landmark study to evaluate how the cost of vision loss and blindness has changed. Join us to learn about the results of the report and hear perspectives of this data from optometry, ophthalmology and patient advocates.

Featured speakers:
Dr. Keith Gordon, Senior Researcher, Canadian Council of the Blind
Dr. Michael Nelson, President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists
Dr. Colin Mann, President of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society
Louise Gillis, President of the Canadian Council of the Blind
Doug Earle, President & CEO of Fighting Blindness Canada

There will be time for Q&A. Please send questions in advance to education@fightingblindness.ca

REGISTER FOR THE COST OF VISION LOSS SUMMIT

The Cost of Vision Loss & Blindness in Canada
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2 – 3:15 pm ET

The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) have partnered on a landmark study to evaluate how the cost of vision loss in Canada has changed over the past ten years. Join us to hear from researchers, scientists and people living with vision loss as they bring the study findings to life. We will discuss topics including the impact on daily life, access to innovative treatments and the critical impact they have on vision care.

There will be time for Q&A. Please send questions in advance to education@fightingblindness.ca

REGISTER FOR THE COST OF VISION LOSS VIEW POINT

All About Cataracts
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Did you know that June is Cataracts Awareness Month? This month, join FBC to learn all about the world’s leading cause of treatable blindness.

Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye develops cloudy patches. These changes to the eye can cause vision loss and if left untreated, blindness. Cataracts are most commonly associated with aging, but can affect people at any age. In this webinar, Dr. Amandeep S. Rai will discuss what cataracts are, how they can affect you and what treatments are available.

There will be time for Q&A. Please send your questions in advance to education@fightingblindness.ca

REGISTER FOR THE CATARACT WEBINAR

Past Webinar Recordings

You can find all of our past webinars on our View Point Playlist here.

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