CNIB and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario are pleased to recognize support from Bayer Canada Inc. to develop an Indigenous health strategy for its vision rehabilitation services. This funding will reduce systemic barriers and disparity in vision care experienced by Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and ensure vision rehab services are culturally appropriate.
This commitment follows Bayer’s support of the 2021 Eye Van Tour, which wrapped up in early November. During that tour, patients in rural and remote communities in Northern Ontario received vision screening, treatment of eye conditions, minor eye surgery, medical advice, and information about eye health.
The Eye Van has been providing ophthalmology treatment and care to patients for 49 years. The medical outreach program resumed its annual tour in August 2021, following an extended postponement of services because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you, Bayer Canada Inc., for your longstanding commitment to the Eye Van and the eye health of Northern Ontarians!