If you or a family member has recently experienced vision loss, you may have lots of questions – about your eye condition, your options for medical treatment and rehabilitation, and what sources of support are available in your community. The following selected resources may help:
Find more information about your eyes, eye conditions and treatment options; and locate an eye doctor near you.
- Read The Canadian Patient Charter for Vision Care
- Visit the Canadian Ophthalmological Society website for more information on eye conditions, disorders and treatments
- Find a doctor on the Canadian Association of Optometrists website
- Health Quality Ontario and the Provincial Vision Task Force have released a new quality standard for Glaucoma which includes a patient guide. Learn what quality care looks like for this often-undetected cause of irreversible blindness. Questions? Contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.
- Health Quality Ontario Glaucoma Quality Standard
Living with vision loss
Find helpful products and learn dozens of tips and techniques for leading a full, active life with vision loss.
- Watch tips for everyday living with vision loss (described video)
- Watch Step-by-step: The sighted guide technique (described video)
- Visit the Shop CNIB website
Community-based programs and services
Learn about local programs available in your area to help you build your independence and get the most out of life with vision loss.
- Learn more about the community-based programs on the CNIB website
- Visit the Canadian Council of the Blind website for more information
Professional standards for vision loss rehabilitation therapy
Find out more about vision loss rehabilitation therapy standards, as well as how this therapy works and what it entails.