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Fighting Blindness Canada empowers people living with vision loss by providing informational resources to help manage and navigate their vision health care, and by advocating to bring new sight-saving treatments and cures to Canadian clinics and hospitals.


Vision loss entails the highest direct health costs of any disease category in Canada – more than diabetes, mental disorders, cancer, respiratory diseases, arthritis, or cardiovascular diseases. Taking into account higher absenteeism, lower employment rates, decreased earning potential, premature retirement, depress, and premature death, one estimate suggests that the annual cost of vision loss in Canada could rise to as much as $30.3 billion by 2032.

That’s why it’s so important to champion the development and delivery of safe and effective treatments and cures for vision loss in Canada. On this page, you’ll find information about our advocacy efforts related to bringing new treatments and cures to Canadian clinics, and on developing common-sense vision care policies that work for the benefit of Canadians across the country.

Learn more by exploring our initiatives below! 


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Apr 25, 2019

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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Sep 9, 2019

This year, participants in Cycle for Sight events across the country set off on exciting routes through farmland, fields, and country lanes. As with any adventure, our cyclists occasionally came across the…

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Sep 5, 2019

Alongside our partners at the Canadian Retina Society, the Canadian Council of the Blind, and Novartis, we’re raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of age-related macular degeneration. Check out our PSA,…

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Sep 5, 2019

This month, the Inherited Retinal Dystrophies Consortium Operating for the Under-Represented for Novel Therapies and Services (IRD COUNTS) released a landmark study highlighting the personal costs of living with an inherited retinal…

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