However, if governments fail to invest in eye care, vision health challenges faced by Canadians will only get worse as the population ages. This is the situation we are facing in Ontario. Decades of underfunding and neglect by the provincial government has pushed the eye care system to the brink.
A retinal detachment occurs when the retina partially or completely peels away from the back of the eye. Once a detachment occurs, retinal function decreases, and light signals cannot get back to the brain to be processed into seeing. Depending on the severity of the detachment, vision loss can be severe and permanent.
New study finds only four per cent of Ontarians would visit an optometrist first for common eye-related health issues TORONTO, ON – According to a recent provincial survey, Ontarians are looking for eye care in the wrong place. While 92 per cent of Ontarians trust optometrists to give them important information on their eye health, …