Articles by: Briar Sexton

CBC News: Visually impaired youth face 70% unemployment — and this group wants to change that

CBC News: Visually impaired youth face 70% unemployment — and this group wants to change that

Check out this article from CBC.ca Visually impaired youth face 70% unemployment — and this group wants to change that Blind paralympian Donovan Tildesley says blind or visually impaired youth need to advocate for themselves CBC News · Posted: Apr 28, 2019 8:04 PM PT | Last Updated: April 28 Visually impaired youth […]

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WATCH: Dr. Briar Sexton on Global News “Blindness crisis coming to Canada?”

GLOBAL NEWS HOUR AT 6 April 25 2019 Blindness crisis coming to Canada? Today’s Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave. One of Canada’s largest vision advocate groups is warning that this country is facing a crisis that could double the number of people […]

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WATCH Dr. Briar Sexton’s on Global News: National care strategy to fight blindness and vision loss

Watch Dr. Briar Sexton and Jack McCormick with Sonia Sunger on Global News at noon aired on April 25, 2019 National care strategy to fight blindness and vision loss   1.5 million Canadians live with vision loss and that number is expected to double by 2031. We look at why […]

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Upcoming Event: Cycle for Sight West Coast 2019

Upcoming Event: Cycle for Sight West Coast 2019

I’d like to share with you another upcoming event from the Foundation Fighting Blindness: Cycle for Sight Join sighted, low-vision and blind cyclists across the country as they pedal hundreds of kilometers toward treatments and cures for retinal eye diseases. West Coast (Langley, BC)  June 1, 2019 Registration Details Price FREE […]

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GINGER FOR MIGRAINE IS EFFECTIVE, EASY TO USE, AND INEXPENSIVE

GINGER FOR MIGRAINE IS EFFECTIVE, EASY TO USE, AND INEXPENSIVE

New research shows Ginger can be a powerful tool to stop migraines. It works as well as Sumatriptan, a powerful drug with side effects. I’m looking forward to recommending this to my migraine patients and hearing their feedback! Also, if you are interested in non-medicinal migraine treatments check out this […]

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Upcoming Event: Out of My Head – a Migraine Canada Presentation

Upcoming Event: Out of My Head – a Migraine Canada Presentation

I’d like to share with you an upcoming event by Migraine Canada Out of My Head – a Migraine Canada Presentation Tickets, Sun, 7 Apr 2019 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”https://cdn.evbstatic.com/s3-build/37827-rc2019-04-01_16.04-a746ff4/django/css/images/grunticons/styles/icons.fallback.css” /> Join Migraine Canada for a screening of the award-winning documentary Out of My Head followed […]

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Upcoming event by Foundation Fighting Blindness: Vision Quest 2019

Upcoming event by Foundation Fighting Blindness: Vision Quest 2019

I’d like to share with you another upcoming event from the Foundation Fighting Blindness: Vision Quest 2019 The Foundation Fighting Blindness(FFB) is Canada’s largest charitable funder of sight-saving research. Vision Quest, the FFB’s premier educational series, is coming to Vancouver on Saturday, April 27, 2019 with a special session on cutting-edge approaches […]

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Upcoming event: National Young Leaders Program April 2019

Upcoming event: National Young Leaders Program April 2019

I’d like to share with you an upcoming event from the Foundation Fighting Blindness. I’m so proud of my good friend Donovan Tildseley for being their keynote speaker! National Young Leaders Program We know that young people will steer the future of Canada and the world. We also know that […]

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Dr. Sexton in the news: Eye protection in bright, cold conditions key and often overlooked

Dr. Sexton in the news: Eye protection in bright, cold conditions key and often overlooked

 Eye protection in bright, cold conditions key and often overlooked BY HANA MAE NASSAR AND ASH KELLY Posted Feb 6, 2019 5:42 am PST CityCT New1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – For most people the cold is only an issue between the house and the car or as long as it takes for the […]

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Far-sighted fundraiser – Comic Vision: November 2, 2018

Far-sighted fundraiser – Comic Vision: November 2, 2018

Blind Paralympian swimmer Donovan Tildsley and ophthalmologist Dr. Briar Sexton help raise funds for sight-saving research.     Far-sighted fundraiser Twenty years since she learned her five-year-old son Gavin was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa — a degenerative disease that strikes children and young adults resulting in a progressive and narrowing tunnel vision […]

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