Eye on the Cure 2023
With this competition event, we are inviting our community to meet some of the future stars of vision research from across Canada and learn what inspires them in their fight against blindness.
Eye on the Cure is a Fighting Blindness Canada awards competition filmed and presented to the general public to raise awareness of eye health and showcase exciting, young vision researchers from across Canada. Learn more about the competition and how you can play a part.
Research finalists will be announced soon! Get to know the young, career researchers selected to compete for top prizes of $25,000 and $15,000, with all finalists receiving at least $10,000 in funding towards their research.
Join this unique opportunity to participate in the Academy Night Premiere Viewing on Tuesday, November 7 at MaRs Collaboration Centre, Toronto. You’ll view the individual presentations, hear the deliberations, cast your own vote and be a part of the final show.
Watch the 2022 show to experience the action that inspired Canadians and raised funds and awareness for vision research last year.
ABOUT FIGHTING BLINDNESS CANADA
Fighting Blindness Canada is Canada’s leading funder of vision research.
We offer hope to Canadians by identifying the best, most promising research that is driving treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases, and by raising and stewarding funds to support this essential, sight-saving research.
Over our 49-year history, we have invested over $40 million to support vision research and education across Canada: that’s over 200 research grants that have led to over 600 new discoveries in areas such as stem cell research, neuroprotective therapies, technological developments, pharmaceuticals, and gene therapies.
All of the research initiatives we fund thanks to our donors supports our goals of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed or stopped, and how sight can be restored.