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30th Anniversary Dinner and Dance

SNEC turns 30

The designated national eye centre celebrates 30 years of service to the nation in 2020.

Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director, SNEC, special guest Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Charity Wai, Chief Operating Officer, SNEC, Adj Prof Donald Tan and Prof Ang Chong Lye. Ms Wai was recognised for her efforts and contributions towards SNEC in the last 30 years


Since its inauguration in 1990, SNEC has been at the frontline of eye care in Singapore. To date, it has served generations of Singaporeans and groomed numerous prolific ophthalmologists.

The establishment of SNEC’s research arm, SERI, in 1997 further solidified its position as one of the most prominent eye institutions in the world.

SNEC’s 30th anniversary was celebrated during a Dinner and Dance held at Resorts World Convention Centre Sentosa on 18 January. Themed "Pearl Jubilee: Vision 2020", guests turned up in outfits of myriad pearl colours.

Besides the cake-cutting ceremony, another highlight of the night was the lucky draw, which gave away generous prizes including an iPad, Dyson Airwrap, G-Shock watch, travel vouchers, and more.

Other events were also lined up to mark SNEC’s storied history and aspirations for the future, including the 1st Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS) Meeting.

In the new decade, SNEC and SERI will continue to give back to the community through our outreach programmes and philanthropic initiative VisionSave.