SP Optometry student initiates vision screening at Heartbeat@Bedok

02 Feb 2024

On January 28, 2024, 25 students and 2 staff from the SP Diploma in Optometry (DOPT) conducted a vision screening for approximately 190 residents living in Bedok. The ‘I (Eye) Care Vision Screening’ was initiated by Ng Bao Yi, a Year 3 DOPT student, in collaboration with East Coast GRC.

Baoyi shared that this project aimed to empower individuals with knowledge about eye health and foster a community that not only understands the risks but takes proactive measures to safeguard their vision. The students and staff also set up a booth to educate the residents about common eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which is a disease of the eye caused by poorly controlled diabetes.

DOPT-Vision Screening 2024
Ng Bao Yi  (centre, holding the poster) with her course mates at the vision screening event

Click here for Dr Maliki Osman’s Facebook post on the sharing of SP effort to provide eye care services to the residents of Bedok.

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