EYE - MAC

NOT-FOR-PROFIT   COMMUNITY   VISION   PROJECT

Run by Hamilton’s eye care professionals, free of charge, for school children

POOR VISION


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    Increases

    Mental health issues

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    Increases

    The risk of going completely blind

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    Decreases

    Educational achievements

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    Decreases

    Socio-economic status


The Problem


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    Most children do not get an eye exam

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    Lack of public awareness about vision screening

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    Vision loss can be permanent

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    Lack of access to eye doctors in rural areas

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    For-profit groups abusing the vision screening process


The Solution


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    Perform vision screening in schools

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    Raise public awareness through education

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    Connect children with eye doctors

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    Mobile eye van for screening in rural areas

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    Evidence-based not for profit


Who We Are:

EYE-MAC is a multidisciplinary project consisting of McMaster University paediatric ophthalmologists and community optometrists in Hamilton who are interested in delivering eye care to children. The project’s director is Dr. Kourosh Sabri: a paediatric ophthalmologist at McMaster University.

We have developed an evidence-based method of training volunteers to a high standard as vision screeners. The volunteers perform vision screening in schools and children with reduced vision are referred to local optometrists.

Below you can find our annual reports as well as a list of local optometrists who support our program.


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Children Screened To Date
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Children Identified with Poor Vision