Primary Eye Care Workshop for Optometrists

Course Date:
7 Mar 2019

Registration Period:
Till 25 Feb 2019

7 hours / 1 day

9am to 5pm

Mode of Training:

SP Optometry Centre

Course Introduction

Optometrists provide essential primary eye care services to tackle enormous healthcare challenges posed by ageing population and myopia epidemic in Singapore. For example, early detection of eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, etc. by Optometrists prevents or delays blindness significantly.

Through the proposed clinical workshops, industry Optometrists will undergo case-based interactive eye examination procedures to identify and manage common eye conditions that present in optical outlets and at other eye care centres.

Course Objectives
To facilitate case-based interactive clinical refresher programme in Primary Eye Care to industry Optometrists

Course Outline

  • Case studies on Anterior Eye
  • Patient-based interactive eye examination
  • Case studies on Posterior Eye
  • Workshop 1: Slit Lamp Bio-microscopy
  • Workshop 2: Retinal exam with 90D lens
  • Workshop 3: Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Workshop 4: Ultra-wide-field retinal examination
  • Opportunities and challenges associated with Primary Eye Care: Roundtable Discussion

Suitable for

OOB (MOH) registered Optometrists

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Registered Optometrists

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Attendance will only be issued upon attaining 75% attendance.

Course Fee

 Singapore Citizens aged 50 and aboveSingapore PRs/Foreigners
Funding available50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)Nil
Course Fees Payable

(incl. of GST

(incl. of GST)

1. Government subsidy will only apply to the course fee portion and will not cover GST

2. For more information on National Silver Academy (NSA), please click here

Please see Funding Incentives for more information.

Funding Incentives

1) SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

With effect from 19 May 2017, individuals who opted to use their SFC are required to submit their SFC claim under the pay-to-Training Provider (TP) mode. SSG will disburse SFC payments directly to TPs after the claim has been approved. TPs will collect nett fees from individuals, after deducting the SFC claim amount.

Certificate of Attendance will only be issued upon attaining 75% attendance.

2) National Sliver Academy Funding (NSA)

Participants who are Singaporean, aged 50 years and above in the year of course commencement, can enjoy a subsidy of 50% off course fee (capped at $500 per course).

            As part of:
  NSA logo 2018

Funding Validity Period: Till 30 Jun 2019
Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.
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Terms and Conditions

Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:


a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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