Research Consultants

The Vision Loss Portal provides crucial, accurate information to those with visual impairment, their family and their loved ones. In order to maintain the integrity of the information provided, we rely on some of the most experienced and knowledgeable sources in North America in the field of vision loss and visual impairment.

Some of our most notable Research Consultants are:

  • Dr. William Bartholome, MD MTS Harvard Human Ethics Committee, Harvard, Founding Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics; Founder of Midwest Bioethics Center
  • Dr. William Hurlbut, MD Stanford and NASA
  • Michael C. F. Webb, BCO, Scientific Staff at Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Dr. Tom Pashby, MD, Sports Safety Fund
  • Dr. Ray Buncic, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Jeff Healey, Forte Studios
  • Percy Healey, Jeff Healey’s father
  • Stevie Wonder, Wonderland Studios
  • Dr. Oleh Antonyshn, Ocuplastic Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto
  • Dr. Jeff Hurwitz, MD, FRCS(C) Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Toronto Eye Bank
  • Karen Wolfe, American Foundation for the Blind
  • Dr. Tom Wiengeist, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • The American Foundation for the Blind, New York
  • The Lighthouse, New York
  • Dr. William Rowland, Vice President, The World Blind Union
  • Kathy Hetzler, American Society of Ocularists Education Committee;
  • Dr. William Hurlbut, MD, Stanford University, California & NASA;
  • Guido Corona, Computer Specialist, IBM
  • Pamela Sieving, Director of Library Services, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
  • Csaba Martonyi, Associate Professor & Ophthalmic Photographer, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
  • Dr. Paul Sieving, MD PhD W. K. Kellogg Eye Center assigned his Research Assistant, Jennifer Kemp to assist our research
  • Dr. Larry Allen, Ivey Institute, London
  • Lila Cabbil, OT, MSc, Founding President, Raymond and Rosa Parks Foundation;
  • William V. McDermott, PhD, Child Psychologist;
  • Lois Dobson, PhD, Children First
  • Dr. Robert Koenekoop MD, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology, McGill University;

and many others.