Welcome to the Singapore National Eye Centre Eye Glossary, a library of articles on the various common eye conditions that affect the young and the elderly as well as the treatment options available.
Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness)
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Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation is internationally recognized as a premier credential for hospitals and other medical institutions. It is an international mark and endorsement for quality patient care and safety, and organisation management. The JCI accreditation program initiated in 1999 was designed to evaluate all the functions of acute care hospitals and medical centres. SNEC was accredited in December 2009 and re-accredited in 2012.
The Excellence for Singapore Award was set up by the Singapore Totalisator Board in 1996 to recognise and honour individuals, groups of individuals or organisations that bring credit to Singapore by being among the best in their areas of activity in Asia or in the world. SNEC has been bestowed the award since 2003.
ISO 9001 is the globally implemented standard for providing assurance about the ability to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships. SNEC achieved the certification in 2005 and has also been accredited with ISO 9001:2008 (UKAS) since year 2008.
The Excellent Service Award (EXSA) is a national award managed by SPRING Singapore and nine industry lead associations. This award recognises the best of the best individuals who have delivered outstanding service in their respective industries. SNEC has been conferred the national award in 2004.
Servi-CertTM is a service certification adapted from France and introduced into Singapore by the SGS International Certification Services Singapore Pte Ltd. To be accredited with ServiCertTM is an endorsement that SNEC has in place a service delivery system of international standard. This means SNEC's patients can look forward to service of the highest and most consistent quality. Patients can be assured that their needs and safety remain top of SNEC's priority as we continuously improve our facilities and premises. SNEC has been certified since April 2007.
The Singapore HEALTH (Helping Employees Achieve Life-Time Health) Award is presented by the Health Promotion Board to give national recognition to organisations with commendable Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) programmes. It is an important way of honouring organisations that strive to help their employees lead healthy and vibrant lives. SNEC has progressed from the Bronze Award in 2002 to Silver then to the Gold Award in 2005, 2006, 2008,2010 and 2012.
As Singapore’s largest integrated healthcare provider and leading international medical group, SingHealth’s hospitals and Specialty Centres are recognised as tertiary centres.
SingHealth institutions are equipped with highly advanced medical technology and offers pioneering treatments in a wide range of medical procedures, with outcomes comparable with the best institutions worldwide.
The Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP (EYE-ACP), launched jointly by SingHealth and Duke-NUS, is a cluster-wide framework for all ophthalmologists to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support. Key appointment holders appointed include chair, and vice chairs for education and research. To ensure the healthcare outcomes are world-class, the Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP will be focusing on developing a comprehensive framework of existing well-established research capabilities in SERI and the training capabilities in SNEC.
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