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 so proud of them.

While I have always understood the immense fear my patients have of going blind, and how much they treasure their vision, this hit really close to home. Believe it or not, I was Caroline’s godmother before the vision issue was detected.

As I often say (and hey, this blog is a few years old now, may have said it already on here) being in a position where I couldn’t help those kids despite 14 years of post-secondary training in the field was devastating for me.

Then I realized I can help. I can raise money. Fighting Blindness Canada was kind enough to feature me as an ambassador this month. They are funding real, meaningful research that gives me hope (and almost certainty) that there will be a cure in their lifetime.

If you or someone you know has genetic eye disease (including macular degeneration) consider supporting this incredible cause.

Thank you and stay safe!


Click here to read the feature in Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Spring Newsletter: