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In November 2023, five vision researchers from across Canada will battle it out for up to $80,000 in awards to support their research and advance their innovations. The presentations will be filmed and presented to the public on November 16. The Eye on the Cure competition will showcase early career vision researchers, their projects and their inspiration to focus on eye health and vision research.

The show will be released on Thursday, November 16 at 11 a.m. ET. Sign up below to watch for FREE and cast your vote for the $15,000 People's Choice Award.  People’s Choice voting closes Monday, November 20 at 12 noon. ET. Winners of the People's Choice & Inspiration Award(s) will be announced on Fighting Blindness Canada Facebook Live Tuesday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Avis Favaro

Avis Favaro has covered health stories for most of her 40 year career in television journalism. She currently contributes to CTV National News and W5 and hosts podcasts for the Canadian Institute for Health Information.


Avis is thrilled to rejoin Fighting Blindness Canada for it's Eye on the Cure event as it shines a spotlight on researchers quietly working on potential treatments for vision loss. This event gives them deserved recognition and financial support to bring their work from the lab to patients.

Meet the Judges


Dr. Michel Cayouette

Chief Scientific Advisor, Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Research Associate Professor,

University of Montreal

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Ramya Amuthan

Co-host and Producer at

Accessible Media Inc’s daily Entertainment and Lifestyle audio show, Kelly and Company.  

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Dr. Glen Chiasson

Licensed optometrist in Ontario with FYidoctors, and actively co-manages patients seeking laser vision correction, cataract surgery, and other surgical procedures. 

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