EYE MAC is the next phase following the HamSEES Studies. This innovative community endeavour sends trained volunteer vision screeners into schools to perform vision screening on children. The children who fail the vision screening are referred for a full eye examination by a healthcare professional. We are actively fundraising to purchase and equip a purpose-built van as a state-of-the-art mobile eye examination unit. Through the acquisition of a mobile eye unit, EYE MAC will have a greater reach in delivering eye care to children. We are confident that this project will allow for the development of a cost-effective, evidence-based model of delivering eye care to children in communities where there is no direct access to eye care professionals both in Ontario and beyond. In this way, McPERG is making necessary investments to enable to allow children to have equal access to eye care.

For more details regarding the current phase of the project, please see:

Project Description
EYE MAC Project

Our Previous Vision Screening Publications:

Sabri K, Easterbrook B, Khosla N, Davis C, Farrokhyar F. Paediatric vision screening by non-healthcare volunteers: evidence based practices. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19(1):65. doi:10.1186/s12909-019-1498-x

Sabri K, Thornley P, Waltho D, et al. Assessing accuracy of non–eye care professionals as trainee vision screeners for children. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016;51(1):25-29. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2015.10.008

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