Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Omar Shares Tips on Managing Geriatric Patients

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore At the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 held at One Farrer Hotel on 18-19 July 2018, invited guest speaker Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Hj Omar from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) gave a lecture on “Managing Geriatric Patients – Optometric Perspectives” where [...]

By | August 25th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Saw Seang Mei Shares Strategies to Retard Myopia Progression at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Myopia is an ocular disease that affects an estimated two billion people worldwide. High myopia is a potentially blinding condition due to its association with ocular complications such as posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tear, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma. It is a [...]

By | August 21st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Scott Read Shares Insights on Association between Near Work and Myopia during SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore The prevalence of myopia has been constantly on the rise for the past few decades. Based on current trends, there may be a further spike in myopia by 2050, to an estimated five billion individuals where one billion of them are high myopes globally. [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Ms Rachel Kelly Gives Updates on Visual Requirements for Driving at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Good vision is essential for safe driving and performance. Visual acuity refers to the relative ability of the eye to resolve details. Just being able to read well at distance is not necessarily enough for driving as driving also requires a whole spectrum of [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Peter Loke Chi Wei Gives Tips to Minimise Medicolegal Risk in Primary Eye Care at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Dr Peter Loke Chi Wei, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, gave a lecture on “Understanding Your Medicolegal Risk to Minimise and Master it” at the Singapore Primary Eye Care [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Hj Omar Offers Insights on Empowering Preschool Teachers in Eye Screening at SPECS 2018

By Ng Shu Yi, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Singapore Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Hj Omar, director at the University Community Transformation Centre at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, was an overseas guest speaker at the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 held at One Farrer Hotel on 18-19 July 2018. She gave a lecture [...]

By | August 4th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Mr Koh Lian Buck Shares Tips on How to Remain Relevant in an Increasingly Challenging Optical Retail Environment at SPECS 2018

By Lee Hui Xin Leanne, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Mr Koh Lian Buck, Optometrist at Pearl’s Visioncare, was an invited speaker at the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 held at One Farrer Hotel on 18-19 July 2018. He delivered a lecture titled “How to Remain Relevant in an Increasingly Challenging Optical [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Professor Lim Tock Han Shares His Thoughts on Roles of Optometrists and Opticians in Singapore’s Health System at SPECS 2018

By Heah Jun Rong, Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre Professor Lim Tock Han, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist from the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, was a key invited speaker at the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 held at One Farrer Hotel on 18-19 July 2018. He gave a [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Dr Azhar bin Zainuddin Gives Special Guest Lecture to Singapore Primary Eye Care Professionals

By Ciaran Chay, Saint Andrew’s Junior College Dr Azhar bin Zainuddin, Head of Ophthalmic Services at Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was a Special Guest Lecturer at the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programme held at the TK Low Academic Specialist Centre in Farrer Park Hospital on 12 March 2018. He gave [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Low Vision Professionals Kick Off 2018 CPE Programme at International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

By Chong Wee Hou, IECRC Low vision is the state in which a person’s visual function cannot be improved to a functional level by conventional prescription glasses, contact lenses or surgical methods. As a result, it restricts a person’s ability to carry out his daily activities and can adversely affects his quality of life. A [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments