Author: eSight and CNIB Foundation (i): Contact: esighteyewear.com
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The scholarship awards five vision loss students with eSight glasses to significantly improve their eyesight and make it easier for them to achieve their academic goals.
eSight is a leading vision platform organization with a simple but profound promise: To give individuals the vision to achieve more through enhanced vision.
The CNIB Scholarship Program has always been a valuable resource in bridging the disability gap for Canadian students with visual impairment.
eSight, the world’s leading vision improvement platform, is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in partnership with the CNIB Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to changing what it means to be blind today . The scholarship awards five vision loss students with eSight glasses to significantly improve their eyesight and make it easier for them to achieve their academic goals.
The CNIB Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that empowers people affected by blindness to live the life they choose. Our innovative programs and strong lobbying are funded by charitable donations and made possible by the selfless contributions of volunteers. They encourage change in communities from coast to coast.
With eSight 3 technology, students will have improved vision to make their dreams come true. eSight is designed to empower students struggling with vision loss through a brand new post-secondary scholarship in partnership with CNIB. The company will start making eSight 3 medical devices available to five students in the fall. eSight is a leading vision platform organization with a simple but profound promise: To give individuals the vision to achieve more through enhanced vision. Providing the most advanced and versatile tool for the visually impaired, eSight is compatible with more than 20 eye conditions including macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, diabetic retinopathy, and optic nerve hypoplasia. eSight 3 is registered with the FDA and EUDAMED and is reviewed by Health Canada. Learn more at www.eSightEyewear.com
“With our advanced vision-enhancing technology, students can now have more control over their academic and professional lives,” said Robert Vaters, president and chief executive officer of eSight. “The CNIB Scholarship Program has always been a valuable resource in bridging the disability gap for Canadian students with visual impairment. We pride ourselves on being part of something special and helping more students with their education and post-employment.”
Program details and eligibility
The CNIB Foundation’s Scholarship Program awards grants each year to blind or partially sighted students who recognize their academic achievements and pursuits. Typically, scholarships range from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000. This year the organization is partnering with eSight to reward five highly motivated students who have achieved personal success using eSight devices.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must:
- Pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, trade certificate or apprenticeship program in Fall 2020.
- Citizens of Canada or who have landed immigrant status one year prior to the application date.
- The scholarship holders are selected on the basis of an essay, two letters of reference from a teacher or school volunteer and / or supervisor, and an interim report.
- Perform an eSight assessment to make sure the device fits.
Students using eSight
eSight Eyewear has helped many students graduate from school over the years by helping them read textbooks, see the blackboard from anywhere in the room, and learn jobs that require fine motor skills. In fact, three students using eSight have completed post-secondary programs this year alone, including:
- Drue Collins, who dreams of helping others with art therapy
- Jesse Johnson who helped manufacture hospital equipment during Covid-19
- Rahma Ali who used eSight to take part in a Harvard hack-a-thon
eSight users typically suffer from serious eye conditions such as macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, diabetic retinopathy, optic nerve hypoplasia, and many more. A typical eSight user has a visual acuity range of 20/60 to 20/800, but some users live with up to 20/1800.
For more information and to apply
- To learn more about eSight, visit www.eSightEyewear.com
- Further information on the CNIB scholarship program can be found at www.cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/learn/scholarships-and-awards
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Journal: Disabled World. Language: English. Author: eSight and CNIB Foundation. Electronic publication date: 2020-06-03. Last revised date: 2020-06-03. Reference title: “Scholarship from the eSight and CNIB Foundation for students with vision loss”, Source: Scholarship from the eSight and CNIB Foundation for students with vision loss. Summary: The scholarship awards five vision loss students with eSight glasses to significantly improve their eyesight and help them achieve their academic goals. Retrieved on December 23, 2020 from https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/esight-cnib.php – reference category number: DW # 323-13848.
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