CNIB Eye Van

Welcome to CNIB's Ontario Medical Mobile Eye Care Clinic, also known as, the CNIB Eye Van, a fully-equipped, medical eye care clinic on wheels.

Each year from March to November, a group of 25-30 participating ophthalmologists, assisted by two CNIB ophthalmic assistants, carry out vision screening, treat eye conditions and perform minor surgery in remote northern Ontario communities where services are not available. The unique and innovative Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit is an integral part of the Prevention of Blindness program for both CNIB and the Ontario Medical Association.

The Eye Van is a custom-made transport truck and 48 foot trailer including reception and waiting areas, a vision screening area, and a doctor's examination room. Special features include a reinforced floor and hydraulic leveling system that allows for minor surgery to be performed on site, including a state-of-the-art SLT laser for the treatment of glaucoma.

Each year, the Eye Van travels more than 6,000 km to 30 communities, examining more than 5,000 patients. This service provides for an early diagnosis of eye conditions that could lead to blindness if left untreated.

Eye Van News

CNIB Eye Van featured in Accessible Media Inc. documentary

Catch Eyes on the North, a one-hour Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) documentary featuring the CNIB Eye Van, a medical mobile eye care unit (fully-equipped, custom-made transport truck and 48-foot trailer) that travels more than 6,000 kilometres every year to examine more than 5,000 patients in 30 remote communities in Northern Ontario. Eye Van ophthalmologists conduct vision exams, treat eye conditions, perform minor surgeries, and offer much-needed medical advice and information about vision health.

CNIB Eye Van on TV

CNIB Eye Van on the radio

Check out some articles about the Eye Van!


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