Connect with youth living with vision loss.
Share the laughter. See the hope. Join us for the 2013 Comic Vision tour & Comic Vision: Last Call - the most fun-filled, casual fundraising events of the season!
Ride for Sight
Join us for Canada's biggest and longest-running motorcycle charity ride. The best party of the summer!
Cycle for Sight
NEW! Cycle for Sight 2013 dates: Ottawa (June 2) and Toronto (June 22). Stay tuned for details.
News & Events
Valproic Acid: The Perils of Using Drugs Off-Label
Valproic acid may be a useful therapy for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa, but people who take this drug off-label have not seen significant benefits.
Youth Space Launch!
Launched with the generous support of the RBC Foundation, our new Youth Space gives youth living with vision loss the chance to share experiences and connect.
New Sight-Saving Research Funded
May 15, 2013 - With the generous support of our donors, the Foundation Fighting Blindness invests $1.3 million in five exceptional researchers.
Research Findings: Association for Research on Vision and Ophthalmology
May 5-9, 2013 - The annual meeting of the Association for Research on Vision and Ophthalmology has began. This international meeting of scientists and ophthalmologists is one of the world's most significant conferences in vision research. Important new research is often presented at this conference. We will be covering all of the latest, with news stories posted throughout the week.
Already in this section you can find new information about vitamin supplements for people with age-related macular degeneration, reports on research advances for retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome and choroideremia - highlighting the contributions of scientists funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Three Million Dollars in New Canadian Vision ResearchApril 29, 2013 - Newly announced grants from Brain Canada will expand our knowledge of retinal eye disease and potential treatments.
Gastric Reflux Drugs may cause Hallucinations in Some People with Wet AMD
April 23, 2013 - New research suggests that drugs given to treat gastric reflux may occasionally cause halluncinations because the drug can pass into the brain through the damaged retina. This symptom may appear similiar to Charles Bonnet syndrome, a common complication of serious vision loss.
1 MILLION PENNIES in 100 DAYSStill got all your cents? Starting March 11, the Foundation Fighting Blindness will be collecting 1 million pennies for 100 days to support sight-saving research!
New Look, Same Commitment!The Foundation Fighting Blindness has a new logo and we're excited to share it with you!
Vision Quest 2013 is coming to a city near you!Toronto (AMD only) - September 17
London - September 28
Vancouver - November 2
Ottawa - November 9