World Sight Day: Staff Shortages and Surgical Backlogs Causing Vision Loss in Canada

Specsavers is proud to support The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vision Health in Canada 2021 report card produced by Fighting Blindness Canada and the Canadian Council of the Blind. The report found that vision care in Canada has not returned to pre-pandemic levels due to significant staff shortages, surgical backlogs and people not keeping their doctor appointments or having their regular eye examinations.

Specsavers invests $50 million to help Ontarians safeguard their vision

One-third of Ontarians haven’t had an eye exam in over three years, and 55 per cent feel as though eyewear is currently not affordable for Canadians[i], a recent poll found. That’s why today, Specsavers is announcing an investment of $50 million into Ontario to enhance eye health outcomes, reduce preventable blindness and redefine accessible eyecare. […]

A background to Specsavers

Today the Specsavers Partnership is the world’s largest private optometry group and the clear market leader in eight of the 10 countries in which we operate. We can point to world-beating detection and referral rates for glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

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