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Episode 8: Summer Eye Safety 
Interview with Dr. Diane Bovenkamp - Part One 

In this episode, Lorne & Martin spoke with Dr. Diane Bovenkamp, VP of Scientific Affairs at Bright Focus. Dr. Diane is an expert of Macular Degeneration and she spent time in part one of this two part episode speaking to some of the risks that UV light pose to the health of the eye. *Note: The information shared in this podcast is strictly informational in nature and not to be taken as medical advice. Please contact your eye care practitioner for any medical advice or emergency.

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Bright Focus - www.brightfocus.org 

Phone: 1-800-437-2423
Fax: (301) 258-9454
E-mail: info@brightfocus.org

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Episode 7: Summer Eye Safety - Interview with Chantal Gravel

In this episode, Lorne & Martin are joined by Chantal Gravel, Licensed Optician and Product Marketing Manager at Nikon. Chantal shares information about innovations in summer eye safety and UV protection technology. You won't want to miss this!

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Chantal Gravel

Product Marketing Manager at Nikon

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Episode 6: Acquired Brain Injury - Interview with Judy Gargaro

In this episode, Lorne & Martin are joined by Judy Gargaro, the Program Director of ABI at the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. The ONF has been working to mobilize knowledge for practitioners across medical disciplines. More can be learned about this effort here https://onf.org/"

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Judy Gargaro

Program Director of ABI

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Episode 5: Concussions & Vision Care - Interview with Drew Laskoski

In this episode, Drew Laskoski joins Martin & Lorne to discuss concussions and concussion management. Drew runs a highly successful Athletic Therapy clinic and has treated athletes at all levels from amateur to pro. He shares advice on what to do if you suspect that you have a concussion and how your eyes can be used to identify severity.

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Drew Laskoski is a Certified Athletic Therapist and an Executive sitting on the Board of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association. 

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Episode 4: Child Vision Care: Brain Injury & Vision Loss
Interview with Fiona Anderson

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Fiona Anderson is the President of the International Opticians Association and has completed specialized training in opticianry, business administration, and optical manufacturing.

In this episode, Lorne & Martin sit down and discuss pediatric vision care with Fiona Anderson, President of the International Opticians Association. Fiona provides expert knowledge on vision loss in children, symptoms and treatments, and what parents, opticians, and other health care practitioners can do to support good vision health in the children in our communities.

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Episode 3: Elderly Vision - Interview with Dr. Bandali (2 Parts)

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Dr. Nisara Bandali completed a Doctor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) in Boston, prior to that she received her Bachelor of Medical Science degree in Medical Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario.

In this 2-part episode, Lorne & Martin sat down with Dr. Nisara Bandali to discuss common eye disorders, vision care for the elderly, and nutrition to help maintain good eye health.

She practices full-scope optometry and provides eye care to patients of all ages.  She has actively participated in vision screening programs for children at schools in lower-income areas and volunteers at community events such as Special Olympics.

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Episode 2: WHO - Interview with Jim and Monica (2 Parts)

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In this two-part podcast, we interview Jim Prowse and Monica Reategui.

 

Jim is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) & Monica is the Manager of the Mobile Eye Clinic, a vision care project that the CCB has coordinated to deliver eye exams to at-risk populations.

 

This episode is inspired by the 5-year Strategic Plan from the World Health Organization revolving vision care around the world.

 

Click here to learn more about the plan from our review article.

Contact the Canadian Council of the Blind

Website: www.ccbnational.net

Email: ccb@ccbnational.net

 

Phone number: 613-567-0311

Toll-free number: 1-877-304-0968

"The CCB was founded in 1944 by blind Canadian war veterans and schools of the blind. The national office is located in Ottawa with over 80 chapters across Canada. The CCB is the largest membership based organization for the blind in Canada and is known as the Voice of the Blind™.

 

The CCB’s offers programs to assist people living with vision loss, increase accessibility in all areas of life and bring awareness of vision issues to the public and government."

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Episode 1: Introduction to series - Interview with Katherine
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