As reported in Globe News Wire,
amidst a difficult time for rare disease patients as the medical world’s refocuses on the coronavirus, a new scholarship has been announced that could help five young people who have experienced sight loss. The scholarship has been created in a union between eSight, the top vision enhancement platform and the non-profit CNIB Foundation which aims to enhance the life of blind people today. The scholarship will provide the students with high-tech eyewear that causes significant improvement in an effort to enable patients to achieve academic success.
The new scholarship is aimed at high achieving visually impaired students, emphasizing applicants who have demonstrated academic success and high aspirations. Requirements for the scholarship must:
eSight eyewear is technology for more advanced visual needs, often used to treat serious eye disorders including Stargardt’s disease
, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy
, and optic nerve hypoplasia
. The makers specifically designed it with students and classroom needs in mind, enabling wearers to more easily follow textbooks and course readings, read chalkboards and powerpoints used by professors in classrooms, and to see finer details in order to participate in activities with fine motor skills.
Applications close July 5th, 2020.