EYE - MAC
NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITY VISION PROJECT
Run by Hamilton’s eye care professionals, free of charge, for school children
Mental health issues
The risk of going completely blind
Most children do not get an eye exam
Lack of public awareness about vision screening
Vision loss can be permanent
Lack of access to eye doctors in rural areas
For-profit groups abusing the vision screening process
Perform vision screening in schools
Raise public awareness through education
Connect children with eye doctors
Mobile eye van for screening in rural areas
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.