Welcome to Vision Village!
My name is Taliah Braun. I am 14 years old and I live in a little town in Manitoba. I have always wanted to talk to someone who has experienced some of the same challenges with being different visually and having a prosthetic eye. Me my parents have searched for something over the years that could connect me with someone. But we couldn’t find anything. One evening I was expressing to my parent how it felt like I was all alone, and how I wished there was someone who knew exactly what it was like. And that’s when the idea of creating a website came into my thoughts. I wanted to create a place where kids could find someone just like them. My hope for making this website is to help kids feel like they are not alone, and that someone understands what it is like.
My current ocularists
My very first ocularist Kathleen
Me with my first pair of glasses
and my new eye
Dr. Jon Jr.
Dr. Jon Sr.
Dr. Jon Jr. is an ocularist in Manitoba and Ontario.
Dr. Clark is a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital in Manitoba. He completed his medical education in the UK at Cambridge University followed by specialist training in ophthalmology in the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre and its surrounding hospitals. This was followed by fellowship training in the Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba where he is also the Program Director of the ophthalmology residency training program.
Dr. Jon Sr. is an ocularist in Manitoba and Ontario.