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Migraine World Summit 2021

The Migraine World Summit is a great patient resource! By registering for the 2021 Migraine World Summit, you’ll have access to 32 international migraine and headache experts. They will be hosting a live Webinar from March 17–25, 2021, you can learn about the latest research, treatments, and strategies to help […]

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Foundation Fighting Blindness Ambassador Spotlight: Dr. Briar Sexton

As some of you know my goddaughter and her brother were born deaf and later discovered to be losing vision to Usher Syndrome. Usher Syndrome is a rare disease that causes tunneling of vision and night blindness.  The kids are awesome. They don’t just survive, they thrive. I am always […]

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Watch CBC: Night Strike

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August 14, 2019

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Watch CBC: Night Strike

  We would like to invite you to watch this inspiring story from CBC:   Johnny Tai is a blind martial artist and self-defense instructor. Underneath his independence lies an instinct for survival that sustained him throughout his tumultuous and abusive family life Click the link below to watch: https://www.cbc.ca/shortdocs/shorts/night-strike   […]

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Watch CBC: You Can’t Ask That “Visual Impairment”

Watch CBC: You Can’t Ask That “Visual Impairment”

From all walks of life, the visually impaired we meet in this episode answer questions about what it is like to navigate the world without sight and the answers are very enlightening. Here’s what Guest author Donovan Tildesley (a Paralympic athlete who medalled in 4 games and was Canada’s flag bearer in Beijing)  […]

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

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February 13, 2019

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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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Eye surgery attempts to reverse years of blindness for Syrian refugee

Eye surgery attempts to reverse years of blindness for Syrian refugee

A stranger’s kindness brought Anas Schichmouse to Canada, now it might save his eyesight Greg Rasmussen · CBC News · Posted: Jul 02, 2018 6:00 AM PT | Last Updated: July 2 “Anas’s case is very special for me, I have a great sympathy for the folks in Syria for the terrible problems they […]

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Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch – Win Gold for Canada!

Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch – Win Gold for Canada!

Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch Win Gold For Canada In Downhill At PyeongChang Paralympics   LINNEA RHEBORG/GETTY IMAGES Mac Marcoux, left, and guide Jack Leitch, right, won the gold medal in Men’s downhill for visually impaired on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on Saturday in Pyeongchang-gun, South […]

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