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Advocacy

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.

DID YOU KNOW

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
From Foundation to Fighter

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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May 15, 2019
Patient Study: LCA-10 And USH2

We are letting our community know about a patient experience study being conducted by Medicys Ltd., a medical research company that is looking for people with a confirmed diagnosis of Usher syndrome…

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May 14, 2019
Upcoming Event: Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision Health of Older People

On May 28, 2019, Dr. Chad Andrews, Senior Manager of Research and Education at Fighting Blindness Canada, will be taking part in Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Vision of Older People, an interdisciplinary…

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