Hamilton doctor, McMaster developers improving Indigenous children’s eye care in Ontario’s Far North – Insauga.com

November 17, 2021

Dr. Kourosh Sabri, a pediatric ophthamologist, has been visiting the Far North to give children eye exams for about six years. But it is only possible to give about 20 children eye tests in one visit, and some travel far south and miss a couple days of school to have their eyes checked. Now, through a federally funded partnership with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority called the Indigenous Children Eye Examination (ICEE) program, it is possible to have remote link-ups where children can have their eyes examined, receive glasses and be monitored for eye conditions.

Sabri notes there is a direct correlation between vision health and any child’s emotional and physical development.

“Vision screening in children is of paramount importance,” Dr. Sabri says in an introductory video about ICEE. “Children can have eye problems which can go under the radar. They can grow up with poor vision in one or both eyes without anyone knowing.

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