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Congenital eye conditions

Congenital eye conditions are present at birth and can affect your eyes or sight. Learn more about congenital eye conditions.
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Retinal diseases

Retinal diseases are a group of eye conditions that affect the retina. Learn more about retinal diseases.
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Refractive conditions

Refractive condition can result in blurred vision and are very common. Learn more about refractive conditions.
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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of diseases which tend to run in families and cause slow, but progressive loss of vision. Learn more about RP.
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Cataracts are the most common correctible cause of vision loss among Canadians. Learn more about cataracts.
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Glaucoma is the second most common cause of sight loss in seniors in Canada. Learn more about glaucoma.
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Guiding someone

How to be a sighted guide for a person who’s blind.
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Blindness etiquette

Untie your tongue and make positive, respectful connections.
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Library services for people who are blind

Access a world of books and information through specialized library services in your community.
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Braille is a system of raised dots that people who are blind can read with their fingers. Learn more about braille.