Fighting Blindness Canada is Canada’s leading funder of vision research. We offer hope to Canadians by identifying the best, most promising research that is driving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases, and by raising and stewarding funds to support this essential, sight-saving research.
Did you know over 8 million Canadians are living with a blinding eye disease that puts them at risk of blindness? Already 1.2 million are living with uncorrectable vision loss. By 2050, these numbers will grow to 13.8 million who are living with a blinding eye disease, and 2 million who will be living with uncorrectable vision loss.
But this doesn’t have to happen. Already, research has discovered and delivered treatments that 3 out of 4 people, if diagnosed early, can stabilize their sight.
The cost of vision loss and blindness in Canada was $39.2 billion in 2019. It’s estimated that by 2050 the cost will be $56 billion (unadjusted for inflation).
That’s why it’s so important to champion the development and delivery of safe and effective treatments and cures for vision loss in Canada.
By raising funds through Comic Vision, you are helping Fighting Blindness Canada offer hope to Canadians by identifying the best, most promising research that is driving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases forward.
Learn more about the impact you can have by supporting Fighting Blindness Canada.