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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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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
Jul 9, 2019

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Ramya holding whiteboard #SeeMeAs
Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Dave poses with his wife Donna and their two children Michelle and Christine
Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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