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Vision Quest is an educational program for individuals and families living with vision loss. Join thousands of patients, clinicians, researchers, industry experts, and low vision specialists as we plan for a future without blindness.

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Vision Quest 2017

At the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), we are motivated by a singular goal: develop new treatments for blindness and vision loss. This goal fuels all of the research that we fund and everything that we do! Every year, we strive to share the latest breakthroughs in vision science directly with our supporters through our Vision Quest educational programming. In 2017, Vision Quest took on a variety of formats, from smaller lunch & learn sessions to larger symposiums, hosted in regions across Canada.

It was an incredible season of educational content, with Vision Quest coming to Vancouver (BC), Sudbury (ON), Timmins (ON), St. John’s (NL), Toronto (ON), Montreal (QC), and Calgary (AB).

Planning for 2018 is already underway, so stay tuned to this page for announcements!

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Vision Quest News

Video: Dr. Netan Choudhry Discusses AMD, Genetics, and Emerging Treatments

October 2nd, 2017 by

It’s been an incredible year for Vision Quest, the FFB’s premier educational series, with events already held in Vancouver, Sudbury, Timmins, St. John’s, and Toronto. The most recent session, an AMD-focused Lunch & Learn at the Toronto Reference Library, featured the world-renowned vitreoretinal surgeon Dr. Netan Choudhry. His talk was both illuminating and expansive, encompassing…

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Let’s Talk Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland (Facebook Live Series)

February 13th, 2017 by

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Foundation Fighting Blindness sends out our e-newsletter featuring the latest and most exciting research breakthroughs. The following Friday, our very own Director of Research and Education, Dr. Mary Sunderland, takes to our Facebook page to do a live broadcast discussion of the articles featured in the e-newsletter,…

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Scientists Are Developing an Eye Drop to Treat Inherited Blinding Eye Diseases

February 3rd, 2017 by

START therapy is a bold plan to treat inherited blinding eye disease with an eye drop. Here at the FFB, we are excited about the research that Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans and her team are doing to make START therapy a reality. If successful, START therapy could be used to treat a variety of different genetic…

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Networking With A Vision Impairment

December 20th, 2016 by

In case you missed the second annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Young Leaders Summit, here are the highlights and our favourite (and most useful) networking tips and skills that we learned from each other. The 2016 Summit was focused on networking because networking is increasingly recognized as essential for professional success. Here are some highlights and…

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