Today, 1 in 5 Canadians are at risk of losing their sight due to eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The need for comprehensive eye and vision care - through surgery to rehabilitation specialty care - has never been greater.
This webinar will bring together our low vision experts – professionals and patients - to share how the University of Waterloo's Centre for Sight Enhancement (CSE) improves quality of life and maximizes independence for people living with vision loss.
Please join us to discuss how the creation of the Waterloo Eye Institute can give patients the right care, at the right time, in the right place to help address the growing vision care crisis.
Speakers will include Dr. Tammy Labreche (Director, CSE) and low vision patient advocates sharing their own experience living with low vision (Mr. Rick Gehl, Mrs. Ida Fisher and Mr. Philip Lowden).
This event has no cost, and is open to all members of the community. Upon registration, participants will receive the Zoom link needed to attend the event.