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Herzig Eye Institute

In collaboration with Herzig Eye Institute in 2021, we launched the "Patient Ambassador Program" to help support sight-saving vision care around the world.

Orbis Canada and Herzig Eye Institute share a global vision to improve access to quality eye care in low- and middle-income countries around the world. As a symbol of this shared vision, Herzig Eye Institute has teamed up with Orbis Canada to create a new fundraising and awareness building initiative called the Patient Ambassador Program, designed to recognize patients who share their vision correction experiences.

Like Orbis Canada, Herzig Eye Institute’s mission is to transform people’s lives by transforming the way they see. By combining exceptional surgical skill with the most advanced and proven vision correction technology available, they aim to give their patients better vision than they can achieve with glasses or contacts.

Dr. Modabber with local Mongolian partners

Centre: Dr. Milad Modabber, Associate Surgeon at Herzig Eye Institute, joined Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital program in Mongolia in the fall of 2018.

With the support of Herzig Eye Institute and their patients, the Patient Ambassador Program will help raise funds to support the treatment of cataracts in low- and middle-income countries.

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the world, accounting for around 35% of global blindness. In Canada, we have relatively easy access to cataract surgery – a simple 20-minute procedure to remove the clouded natural lens in the eye and replace it with a clear, artificial lens implant. But in many of the countries in which Orbis works, this isn’t the case.

Herzig Eye Institute patients and their loves ones are encouraged to visit the customized Patient Ambassador Program website to learn more about Herzig Eye Institute's partnership with Orbis Canada, and to make a donation of their own.

Through this collaboration, Orbis Canada and Herzig Eye Institute hope to develop a community of Canadians who share our vision of a world where no one has to live with poor vision or blindness because of cataracts. By improving access to quality vision care, like cataract surgery, in low- and middle-income countries, we can help reduce the burden of blindness, transform lives and lift families out of poverty to create greater opportunities, expand possibilities and ultimately build brighter futures.

About Herzig Eye Institute

Herzig Eye Institute's commitment is to provide each patient with their best possible vision correction, superior surgical treatments, and the highest level of patient care. They have treated thousands of patients from across Canada, 42 US States, and 23 countries worldwide.

With a world-renowned surgical team, precision diagnostics, and advanced technologies, Herzig Eye Institute specializes in providing a range of life-changing procedures all under one roof: Laser Vision Correction (SMILE, LASIK, or PRK), Intraocular Collamer Lens (ICL), Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Precision Refractive Cataract Surgery, treatments for presbyopia (loss of reading vision), and dry eye.

Learn more about Herzig Eye Institute's excellence in patient care.

Learn more about the Patient Ambassador Program and make a donation today!

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