We are a non-profit long-term care home with 350 residents.
We are a place where residents feel comfortable,
independent and part of our community.
We are a non-profit screening clinic, providing endoscopy
and colonoscopy screening procedures.
We are dedicated to improving access for patients requiring screening services.
We are a non-profit ambulatory vision care centre,
providing surgical procedures, clinical vision care,
education and research. We are affiliated
with University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.
We are a non-profit Eye Bank. We collect,
process and distribute donated human eyes
and tissue for sight-saving transplants.
We are a non-profit community care program,
providing on-sight and in-home services
for older adults and adults living with disabilities.
Our goal is to enhance social, intellectual and physical well-being.
We are a non-profit 10-bed residential hospice,
providing 24-hour comfort and care to adults
with life-limiting illness, and their families.
The Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario Division) is the largest eye bank in Canada and, as of July 2015, became part of Kensington Health.
Our role at The Eye Bank is to collect, process and distribute donated human eyes and tissue for sight-saving transplants.
The Eye Bank is licensed by Health Canada to distribute eye tissue to hospitals and Independent Health Facilities all across Ontario. If an Ontario recipient cannot be found, we distribute eye tissue to all provinces in Canada and internationally to ensure that no donated tissue is wasted.
The quality of all donated tissue is validated by The Eye Bank using the Medical Standards of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA).
The cornea is the thin layer of clear tissue that covers the front of the eye. It acts like a window, protecting the eye from injury and directing light rays to the retina – the screen at the back of the eye where images form. If the cornea is scarred or damaged, it turns cloudy, blocking the passage of light and causing images to become blurry. The result is blindness.
Sight can be restored with a corneal transplant: a simple operation that replaces damaged tissue with a clear, healthy cornea from a deceased eye donor.
Only a fraction of blind Canadians receive the sight-saving transplant they need. This is because there isn’t enough corneal tissue available. You can help change that – by becoming an eye and tissue donor. Visit www.beadonor.ca to register to become a donor.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about eye and tissue donation
Read about our services at The Eye Bank
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