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Dr. Samuel N. Markowitz

Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

University of Toronto

HQ Phone: (416) 978-2700

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University of Toronto

1 King's College Circle Medical Sciences Building Room 7358

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8


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The University of Toronto provides accommodation for students with documented disabilities as established by the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the University of Toronto's Statement of C ... more

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Member of the Vision Rehabilitation Committee
American Academy of Ophthalmology



University of Toronto

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Samuel N. Markowitz, MD
Dr. Samuel N. Markowitz is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He is one of the leading low vision rehabilitation specialists in Canada and worldwide. His active practice is covering all aspects of low vision rehabilitation including pediatric low vision. He is an active University teacher in low vision rehabilitation and involved in many leading research projects. Dr. Markowitz published many research papers in leading journals worldwide.
Active research and practice involvement is in the following domains: accessibility and barriers to low vision rehabilitation, characteristics of scotomata and of preferred retinal loci, identification of residual potential visual acuity, rehabilitation with surgical telescopic magnification, and with prisms towards PRL, rehabilitation of residual oculomotor characteristics including stereopsis, fixation location and fixation stability, microperimetry assessment, residual chromatic vision, restitution of vision in older children with amblyopia, field expansion in Stroke, Retinitis Pigmentosa and end stage Glaucoma, interventions to promote brain plasticity and development of indoor navigation systems for the visually impaired and retinal prosthesis applications in low vision.
Dr. Markowitz is practicing in a multidisciplinary environment which includes occupation therapy, opticianry and vision rehabilitation specialists for enhancement of independent living skills and orientation and mobility.

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Here's the catch: Companies in Canada are following voluntary industry standards for UV protection and no independent agency is actually checking if the claims are accurate, says Samuel Markowitz, a professor in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.

"As it stands now, it is basically self-declared compliance," he says.
Markowitz suggests that Canadians should "buy from a reputable company. What's a reputable company? "One that probably has large market share and has been around for years and has a reputable public track record. Try to avoid unknown suppliers," he says.
Still, the customer is relying on trust. To eliminate the uncertainty, Markowitz says, you could order a custom-made pair from an eyeglasses supplier, stipulating that you want a UV block.

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University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, (Dr. Sam Markowitz)

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