Monday, February 22, 2010

留住光明 从“爱眼日”做起 Love Your Eyes




爱护眼睛,从您的眼睛做起。为了传播护眼意识,位于大牌228的武吉巴督邻里中心将在5月9日举办眼睛检查活动,为60岁以上的老年人免费检查眼睛。检查项目包括:眼底镜检查 (Ophthalmoscopy)、眼压测量(IOP)、自动验光机(Auto- Refract)、电脑验光仪检查(V.A.)等,测出眼睛的近视、远视屈光度、散光正常值,让眼球及眼膜得到全面的诊断,以得到及时的眼疾治疗。



Love Your Eyes

It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. Look deep into a person’s eyes and you will see the ‘real’ person. But speaking on a more realistic level, the eyes are of course our organ of sight from which we view the world around us. So, poor eyesight results in a world of blurred images, which is one of the common inflictions suffered by the elderly.

Age-muscular degeneration resulting in eye diseases such as cataract and glaucoma is the major cause of visual loss among the elderly. This prevents them from leading active and meaningful lives. Even younger people can be the victims of such eye diseases.

Eye screening helps us spot symptoms of eye problems. Other than the normal eye health care that we should practise in our daily lives, we need to have eye screening which can help us prevent last-stage eye disease. In particular, the elderly are encouraged to go for regular eye screening.

Concern & Care Society will be organizing a free eye screening programme on 9 May, 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon, at their premises at Block 228 Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Link for those aged 60 and above. The screening will include opthalmoscope, air puff (IOP) and auto-refract.

Please register at CCS’ premises at Block 228 before the screening date.

For more information, call us at 6560-5455.

Protect your eyes and enjoy the view !

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