Ryan Hooey, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of seven and lost his vision due to diabetic retinopathy at 25. Ryan is the Program Lead for ‘Come to Work’ at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and has bachelor degrees in sociology, marketing and public relations.
Dr. Michelle Lane is a practicing optometrist in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and the President of the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists.
In this podcast Ryan Hooey shares his journey from diagnosis with diabetes to losing his vision due to diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Michelle Lane speaks to how optometrists are able to catch diabetic retinopathy at a very early stage and help prevent its progression towards blindness. We will also address whether current vision care plans provide adequate coverage for those with a diagnosis of diabetes.
This podcast is free and delivers valuable information for you and your clients about the role of optometrists. Look for more in this series on the modernization of vision care, Don’t Lose Sight, from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Learn more about how vision care is changing by requesting your copy of the White Paper on Vision Care Benefits in Canada and the Best Practices Guide for Vision Care Benefits from the Canadian Association of Optometrists at dontlosesight.ca. Plus look for more podcasts, blogs and posts coming soon. Or you can reach out to us directly via our microsite.
Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Optometrists in association with Connex Health Consulting.
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