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Meet Neelam Patel, a Canadian Low Vision Specialist competing for Miss Universe Canada 2020!

Neelam Patel obtained her master’s of science degree from Université de Montréal with a specialization in vision rehabilitation and is a certified low vision specialist. She is currently working full time for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada. She helps visually impaired individuals adjust to their vision loss by educating them on their visual diagnosis, introducing optical and non-optical assistive devices and teaching adaptive techniques. In addition, she is currently competing for Miss Universe Canada 2020 and has designed her platform to focus on promoting higher education and advocating for people with visual disabilities. Since it is 20/20, it is the perfect year to discuss ocular health!