Programs and Services
How we can help you achieve your goals
Our certified specialists provide a range of services that help individuals with vision loss lead more independent, active lives.
Our client navigators are like human GPS navigators. They guide clients not only through their services with our organization, but other health care and community services that can help them.
Our Primary Services are the first line of support for our clients. Focusing on functional needs, they target primary, short-term independence goals like using residual vision for daily tasks, reading medication, pouring liquids, and navigating indoors.
Our Specialized Services are all about achieving big independence goals. Whether someone wants to learn to be fully independent at home, to navigate the world with skill and confidence, or to be an assistive tech whiz, our Specialized Services are here to help them.
Working with provincial governments and other key partners, we're proud to provide a range of Concentrated Programs that are designed to fill gaps in care for some communities across Canada – as well as reduce the overall burden on Canada's health care system.
Crisis Response and Rehabilitation
When someone first experiences vision loss – especially if it happens suddenly – their personal safety can be jeopardized. Basic tasks like preparing meals, climbing stairs, or taking medication can suddenly feel dangerous.
The Medical Mobile Care Unit, known as the Eye Van, is a fully equipped, medical mobile eye-care clinic on wheels that travels more than 6,000 kilometres annually to provide service in Northern Ontario. Day to day, ophthalmologists conduct vision exams, treat eye conditions, perform minor surgeries, and offer much-needed medical advice and information about eye health. With a commitment from more than 25 ophthalmologists, the Eye Van serves 4,500 patients each year.