Dear Friends & Colleagues,

On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the Singapore Primary Eye Care Symposium (SPECS) 2018 to be held in One Farrer Hotel from 18 to 19 July 2018.

This two-day symposium, themed “Breaking Barriers in Primary Eye Care”, will focus on the recent scientific advances in primary eye care as well as explore the current challenges confronting eye care practitioners and practices.

I am pleased to announce that besides a panel of distinguished local speakers, we will have three eminent overseas speakers at this symposium. They are Professor Scott Read from Queensland University of Technology’s School of Optometry and Vision Science, Professor Datuk Dr Rokiah Haji Omar from the National University of Malaysia’s Faculty of Health Sciences Optometry and Vision Science Programme, and Dr Jason Lim from Australia’s Murdoch Ophthalmology. The speakers will cover a variety of topics including the latest updates on myopia and its control, low vision management, various ocular diseases, clinical pearls and tips, as well as medicolegal issues.

SPECS 2018 will be a unique opportunity for all primary eye care professionals to come together to learn and interact as well as to forge new friendship and renew old ties. Together, we can break down barriers and overcome challenges to bring primary eye care to greater heights for the benefit of our patients and our profession.

I am confident that you will find this symposium a fruitful and educational one.

I look forward to welcoming you at SPECS 2018!

Leanne Lee, Chairman Organising Committee SPECS 2018

Venue

One Farrer Park Hotel

1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562

Register Here!

Overseas Speakers

Assoc Prof Scott Read
Assoc Prof Scott Read
Associate Professor and Director of Research, Optometry, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Prof Datuk Dr Rokiah Hj Omar
Prof Datuk Dr Rokiah Hj Omar
Associate Professor, Optometry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr Jason Lim Hock Meng
Dr Jason Lim Hock Meng
Consultant Ophthalmologist, St John of God (Murdoch) and Fremantle Hospital

Local Speakers

Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle
Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle
Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre
Dr Au Eong Kah Guan
Dr Au Eong Kah Guan
Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre
Dr Chang Chong Ming Benjamin Julian
Dr Chang Chong Ming Benjamin Julian
Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Cheryl Lee
Dr Cheryl Lee
Medical Director, The Eye Clinic by Dr Cheryl Lee
Dr Joy Chan
Dr Joy Chan
Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre
Dr Loh Boon Kwang
Dr Loh Boon Kwang
Medical Director, My Eye Specialist & Retina Surgeon
Senior Consultant, Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Dr Peter Loke Chi Wei
Dr Peter Loke Chi Wei
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, National University Singapore
Regional Medical Advisor, Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Dr Tan Zhen Wei Matthew
Dr Tan Zhen Wei Matthew
Medical Director and Consultant Endocrinologist, Dr Matthew Tan Diabetes and Endocrine Care
Dr Wong Chee Wai
Dr Wong Chee Wai
Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre
Ms Yang Huixian Adeline
Ms Yang Huixian Adeline
Vision Scientist, Essilor R&D Centre Singapore
Ms Chan Hsiao Lan Stacy
Ms Chan Hsiao Lan Stacy
Clinic Supervisor, NPOC
Associate Lecturer, Parkway College
Professional Consultant, Optical Chain (Indonesia)
Mr Koh Lian Buck
Mr Koh Lian Buck
Optometrist, Pearl’s Visioncare
Associate Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Optometry
Ms Lim Mun Ching
Ms Lim Mun Ching
Optometrist, Singapore National Eye Centre
Ms Ng Shu Yi
Ms Ng Shu Yi
Clinic Manager and Optometrist, International Eye Cataract Retina Centre
Mr Simon Lam Hoi Hing
Mr Simon Lam Hoi Hing
Programme Lead, Optometry, Parkway College
Ms Veni Venusha Sakti
Ms Veni Venusha Sakti
Medical Liason, Santen Pharmaceutical Asia
Ms Wong Shu Ting
Ms Wong Shu Ting
Optometrist, United Eyecare
Mr Wong Hong Yun
Mr Wong Hong Yun
Pharmacist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Ms Rachel Kelly
Ms Rachel Kelly
Optometrist, Paediatric Optometry, IGARD
Adj Prof Lim Tock Han
Adj Prof Lim Tock Han
Senior Consultant, NHG Eye Institute, TTSH
Adj. Professor, NTU
Adj. Assoc. Professor, NUS
Visiting Professor, Universiti Kembangsaan Malaysia
Dy Group CEO, NHG
Prof Saw Seang Mei
Prof Saw Seang Mei
Head, Myopia Unit, Singapore Eye Research Institute and Professor of Epidemiology at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health