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Creating a vision for the future of research
Donald K. Johnson

​​​​​​Living with eye issues all of his life, donor Donald K. Johnson knows vision is essential to a person's quality of life

Donald K. Johnson has had vision problems for most of his life. He was diagnosed with myopia – also known as short- or nearsightedness – when he was a child, and as an adult he developed glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.​

So in 2007, when he had an opportunity to help establish an eye centre at Toronto Western Hospital that would offer patients the latest treatments, Mr. Johnson stepped up – with a $5-million gift.​​​