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COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

VICTORIA — British Columbians will soon be able to hug loved ones, resume socializing, visit restaurants, get a hair cut and restart some outdoor recreation, as the government loosens COVID-19 restrictions and morphs into a “new normal” that could last for the next year. Premier John Horgan outlined a plan […]

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Practicing During a Pandemic

As part of your health care team, your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will be taking extra precautions for all in person appointments to ensure the safety of you and our staff. We recommend that you […]

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DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE?

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE?

The Foundation for Fighting Blindness would love to hear from you! Living with a blinding eye disease can feel isolating, which is why FBC helps to create connections between members of our community in different ways. From joining our National Ambassador Program to sharing your story through eNews, to connecting one-on-one with […]

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COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool:

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool:

BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to. Who should be tested for […]

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Check Out: The Evolution of an Eye by Jess Shillaw

Check Out: The Evolution of an Eye by Jess Shillaw

The Evolution of an Eye Jess Shillaw March 9, 2020 Have you ever watched an action-packed scene unfold around you and you try your best to focus on a certain object moving? Or have you ever watched your house cat hunt and noticed that they don’t lose focus of what […]

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Fred Lee’s Social Network: Comic Vision

Fred Lee’s Social Network: Comic Vision

Comic vision FAR SIGHTED: After learning her five-year-old son Gavin was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease and that there was little that could be done, Burlington, Ont., mom Ann Morrison made it her life’s work to raise awareness and fundraise for vision research. Enlisting her comic friend Meg Soper […]

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CBC News: Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

CBC News: Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

Be careful when you are buying your glasses. Manufacturers often make claims about their products that simply aren’t supported by science. Dr. Briar Sexton – Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses | CBC News Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales […]

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Canadian Vision 2020 Summit: Questionnaire

Hi there,   If you are reading this post I hope you will take the time to fill out the survey!   ~Briar Canadian Vision 2020 Summit: Questionnaire This survey is designed to collect feedback and insights for the upcoming Canadian Vision 2020 Summit on the current and future state […]

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Inspiring Story: Dancer J.G. Chakyo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Inspiring Story: Dancer J.G. Chakyo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A lot of my patients are living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. They see me either because they have inflammatory eye disease or for screening due to potential side effects of their arthritis medications. One patient, Julia Chayko, ended up channeling her passion for dance into writing when she received her arthritis […]

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Check out: 60 Minutes: Architect goes blind, says he’s actually gotten better at his job”

Check out: 60 Minutes: Architect goes blind, says he’s actually gotten better at his job”

   Check out this article and watch the video from 60 minutes:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/architect-chris-downey-goes-blind-says-hes-actually-gotten-better-at-his-job-60-minutes-2019-08-11/   Architect goes blind, says he’s actually gotten better at his job”   A social worker tried to tell him about “career alternatives” after he lost his sight, but Chris Downey wasn’t about to stop being an […]

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