Canadian Patient Charter for Vision Care

Interesting Statistics Produced by CNIB

CNIB has produced some interesting statistics on vision as per three bullets listed below:

Over 1 million Canadians live with blindness or partial sight; and more than 510,000 of those live in Ontario.

The four most common eye diseases causing blindness and partial sight in Canada are age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

Over 4.25 million Canadians (almost one out of every eight Canadians) are currently living with some form of AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or cataracts. If left untreated, most of these people are at risk of blindness or partial sight.

CNIB also has an information page on each of the various eye conditions we may acquire throughout our lifetime.  View the eye condition, symptoms, risk factors and treatment recommendations on their website at CNIB Eye Conditions

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VISION REHABILITATION: identification of optical and non-optical low vision aids. 
REHABILITATION TEACHING: assistance in daily living skills, ie personal care and safety. 
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