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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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Globe and Mail: World Sight Day

WORLD SIGHT DAY Vision health awareness – maximizing the potential of Canadians to benefit from advances in ophthalmology Canada’s Ophthalmologists care about your vision. Enjoy this great article published on World Sight Day in the Globe and Mail on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Click on this link below to read […]

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‘Black box’ founders using artificial intelligence & research collaborations to further improve surgical safety

‘Black box’ founders using artificial intelligence & research collaborations to further improve surgical safety

“For many years medicine has looked towards aviation on how to best manage risk. This innovative project at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto will help avoid unnecessary surgical complications and give us better insight into how her operating room should be working.” – Dr. Briar Sexton ‘Black Box’ founders using […]

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Watch CBC: Night Strike

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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