The Canadian Vision 2020 Summit will be taking place in Ottawa on February 12 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at the Christ Church Cathedral on 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 0B2.
A day to bring together the diverse groups who are working to create a clear vision for the future of people with vision loss. 2020 has a special meaning for those living with vision loss. For many Canadians, a visual acuity measurement of 20/20 is a standard associated with “perfect” vision. But for the vision loss community, 20/20 means so much more. To us, the Year 2020 represents a unique opportunity to bringing our shared experience living with blinding eye diseases, vision research and access to vision care for vision loss into focus.
Finding the cures for vision loss is only one piece of the puzzle. We need to make sure that, once researchers discover those treatments and cures, they fit within the broader healthcare and social landscape. We need to make sure they’re accessible, affordable, and integrated with existing services and technologies for the visually impaired.
Visit the Fighting Blindness Canada website for more details at: Canadian Vision 2020 Summit