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Volunteers Needed for Eye Screening on 18 November 2017

Pasir Ris East Community Club will be having an eye screening for residents around the area. Date: 18th November 2017 (Saturday) Time: 12pm - 5pm Venue: Pasir Ris East Community Club Multipurpose Hall, 1 Pasir Ris Drive 4, Singapore 519457 Targetted number of people screened: 150 Sign up if you are interested to help out [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Volunteerism|0 Comments

Free Eye Screening for Choa Chu Kang Residents

By Goh Jiah Ying, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Blur vision is one of the most common eye symptoms many people encounter in their daily lives. Unfortunately, most people mistakenly believe that their blur vision is a direct result of an increase in spectacles prescription, which is not always true. It can be an indication [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

A/Prof Louis Tong Gives Updates on Dry Eye at SPECS 2017

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC Dry eye, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is one of the most common chronic eye problems affecting the general population. The prevalence of dry eye increases with age and in post-menopausal women. An extensive report on dry eye disease, published in July 2017 in the Ocular Surface, updates current [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Ms Fifiana Shares Her Views on Ophthalmic Equipment Needed to Raise the Standard of Primary Eye Care at SPECS 2017

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC Ophthalmic equipment are essential to every optometric practice. With modern ophthalmic equipment, primary eye care professionals are able to greatly improve their accuracy in the diagnosis and management of eye patients while, at the same, maximize their work efficiency. Ms Fifiana, Optometrist at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, gave [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Adj A/Prof Rahat Husain Shares Role of Primary Eye Care Professionals in the Management of Glaucoma at SPECS 2017

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC It is thought that even in developed countries, only 50% of glaucoma patients are detected. For example, in the Rotterdam study, 52.9% of the patients found to have primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) were not previously diagnosed.1 Patients with POAG are asymptomatic until visual loss has occurred. Optometrists, being first [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Swati Handa Gives Tips on Vision Assessment in Infants and Children at SPECS 2017

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC, Early detection of vision problem in infants and children is essential as they are more responsive to treatment at earlier age. Visual assessment helps to identify children who may benefit from early intervention to correct or improve their vision. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Shivani Majithia Compares Primary Eye Care in US, Canada and Singapore at SPECS 2017

By Lim Yun Chong, SIECRC In the United States (US) and Canada, the scope of optometry and primary eye care is slowly developing a significant overlap with general ophthalmology. Optometrists are licensed to diagnose and treat many common diseases of the eye using oral, topical, diagnostic and therapeutic medications. Doctors of optometry or O.D. are [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Chen Ai Hong Offers Insights on the Current Practice and Challenges of Primary Eye Care in Malaysia at SPECS 2017

By Lim Yun Chong, SIECRC Professor Chen Ai Hong, Professor of Optometry and Director of Health & Wellbeing Community of Research at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, spoke on “Primary Eye Care in Malaysia: Current Practice and Challenges” during the inaugural Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) held at One Farrer Hotel & Spa on 11-12 [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Chen Ai Hong Shares Eye Screening Programmes at SPECS 2017

By May Wong Ek Su, SIECRC According to the American Optometric Association, 1 in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problem, 1 in 30 children will be affected by amblyopia, 1 in 25 children develops strabismus and 1 in 33 children has significant refractive errors worldwide. Prof Chen Ai Hong, Professor of Optometry [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Mr Mickael Ng Shares Data on Vision Care Practitioner Manpower in Singapore at SPECS 2017

By Lim Yun Chong, SIECRC Mr Mickael Ng, Optometrist and Founder of Vision Care Professionals Singapore, was an invited speaker at the inaugural Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) held at One Farrer Hotel & Spa on 11-12 September 2017. His lecture, titled “Are There Enough Vision Care Practitioners in Singapore?”, explored the manpower situation [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments