WHY FIGHT BLINDNESS?
Over 1.5 million Canadians are living with blinding retinal eye diseases right now. Some were born blind. Others have experienced vision loss as teenagers or during adulthood.
Many have been forced to sacrifice their independence; leaving life-long careers or forfeiting their driver’s license. More still have been losing sight of their loved ones, as blind spots overtake the clarity of their children’s faces. And as field of vision fades, so too can hope.
Before long, 7 in 10 Canadians could be affected by retinal eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Stargardt disease, Usher Syndrome, Choroideremia, Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCD) or others. AMD specifically is the leading cause of blindness
in people over the age of 50. Now is the time to fight back.
At Fighting Blindness Canada, it is our mission to lead the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness, and ultimately
restore hope and sight.