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Public webinars at the 22nd National Eye Care Day

A series of webinars were conducted by SNEC ophthalmologists from 15 to 20 November 2021, as part of the annual event.

Over the years, SNEC has been the rallying force behind the National Eye Care Day, an annual community event participated by many eye departments in Singapore hospitals to promote eye health awareness through eye care talks and free eye screenings for the needy, elderly and children.

Since COVID-19 struck, these talks have gone virtual. Conducted in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), the webinars were attended by more than 1,500 people.

In his opening remarks on 20 November, Dr Jayant V Iyer, Organising Chair of National Eye Care Day 2021 and Senior Consultant in SNEC’s Glaucoma Department, spoke extensively on empowering people with knowledge about the eye and eye care.

The full-day programme covered various topics that catered to different audiences, providing insights into eye care for the COVID-19 situation and beyond. Talks on common eye conditions, such as cataract, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, were tailored to the elderly. For young adults and children, the focus was on negating the effects of working from home as well as raising awareness of paediatric eye problems like myopia and amblyopia.

In addition, video consultations in this digital age and new technology were presented. The sharings are now available on our YouTube channel.

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Click here to check out other articles in SINGVISION Issue 2/2021.