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Barrie Honours his Late Wife with a Gift

Barrie Honours his Late Wife with a Gift

March 16th, 2018 by FFB Canada

For close to a decade Barrie Curtis and his wife Shirley were monthly donors, giving generously to support the Foundation’s mission to fight blindness. Inspired by Shirley’s enthusiasm for vision science and the FFB’s work, Barrie decided to renew that commitment through a special gift in her memory. Like so many who overcome the hurdles…

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Lombardi Family Reaches More than $250,000 in Funds Raised

Lombardi Family Reaches More than $250,000 in Funds Raised

March 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Vince Lombardi and his family hosted the 17th Annual Light the Darkness Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). “It seems that every year this event becomes more and more popular,” says Lombardi, who welcomed over 450 guests to the Montecassino Banquet and Event Centre…

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Top Tech Tips from a Low Vision Specialist [Facebook Live] (Video)

Top Tech Tips from a Low Vision Specialist [Facebook Live] (Video)

March 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

On Friday, February 23rd at 12 pm (EST) the Foundation Fighting Blindness visited Dr. Ana Juricic, the Low Vision Doctor, to get her advice on low vision aids and technology. Watch the video below to learn more about exciting advancements and new technologies that could assist people living with vision loss. CLICK HERE to view more…

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“Adapt to What You Have and Never Give Up.”

“Adapt to What You Have and Never Give Up.”

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Being young and being philanthropic don’t often go together, and for good reasons. Young people, especially those between 17 and 30, face challenges that are both daunting and unprecedented: tuition fees are inflated, job markets are increasingly constrained, and home ownership is often beyond reach. These challenges are heightened for those living with vision loss…

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Vitamins, Vitality, and Vision Loss

Vitamins, Vitality, and Vision Loss

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

“Eat your carrots!” is a refrain that conjures nostalgia—and sometimes dread—for many of us. But it looks like parents around the world were on to something. Carrots won’t give you the eyesight of a superhero, but they contain enough beta-carotene to contribute to healthier eyes. Beta-carotene is used by the body to produce vitamin A,…

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Everything You Need to Know About FFB Canada’s Patient Registry

Everything You Need to Know About FFB Canada’s Patient Registry

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Fill out the online form on our Patient Registry page to learn more about how you can enroll. Click here to download a printable version of this article/fact sheet: PDF/Word. The Patient Registry is a secure medical database that was designed to connect people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) to clinical trials, to improve…

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Comic Vision Tickets On Sale Now!

Comic Vision Tickets On Sale Now!

February 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

We are thrilled to announce that Comic Vision is back for another hilarious year of sight-saving comedy. Since 1999, Comic Vision has spread hope and humour coast-to-coast and raised a game-changing $9 million for sight-saving research, treatments and cures for blindness. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! On Thursday, April 19th, Comic Vision Toronto kicks off this year’s tour…

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