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BHVI myopia management course

Brien Holden Vision Institute and SOA are pleased to announce a fresh intake for the well-received Myopia Education Program.

Please click here for more information and registration.

Essilor Orthokeratology Workshop

Essilor Orthokeratology Workshop

Location: The International Vision Academy (TIVA), 201 Kallang Bahru #04-00 S'pore 339338

Date: 27 june

Time: 0830-1700
0830-0900: Breakfast & Registration
0900-0945: Why Orthok as an Intervention/Overview of Myopia (Miss Dorothy Chan)
0945-1030: Science Behind Orthok (Mr David Chong)
1030-1045: Teabreak
1045-1130: Corneal Topography (Mr Chew Wai Kwong)
1130-1215: Troubleshooting (Mr Chew Wai Kwong)
1215-1315: Lunch
1315-1430: Practical Session (Topography, trial lens selection, fitting on each other) (Ms Chui Wen Juan, assisted by Mr Soh Wei Zhi/Mr Jerome Lee/Miss Dorothy Chan/Mr Chew/Mr Ken Tong/Miss Chu Khai Siu)
1430-1500: Teabreak/Siesta Session for lens to Settle
1500-1530: Practical Session (Topography, slit lamp assessment) (Ms Chui Wen Juan, assisted by Mr Soh Wei Zhi/Mr Jerome Lee/Miss Dorothy Chan/Mr Chew/Mr Ken Tong/Miss Chu Khai Siu)
1530-1615: Practice Management (Mr Jerome Lee)
1615-1700: Q&A (Panel)

Registration fees are $400, with $200 being subsidized by Essilor.

Queries - email
Registration - HERE

Payment Options:

- Cheque (Please record cheque number) Payable to Singapore Optometric Association, then post to Blk 17B Circuit Road #09-218 S(372017)

- Bank Transfer (Please record reference number) to UOB 101-319-503-5

- Paypal (Please record reference as "name 27jun"):

Binocular Vision Workshop

The 5th intake for Binocular Vision workshop is here! Click here for more info and registration!

Congratulations to Dr Tan Kah Ooi

Dr Tan is a Business Development Director at Brien Holden Vision Institute. Prior to this, he was CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute in China from 2014 to mid-2018. He was Associate Programme Director of the University of Manchester’s Optometry Program in Singapore, Adjunct Associate Professor at School of Optometry Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2009-2015), Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester (2009-2014). He had worked in different management positions in CIBA Vision/Novartis, Ocular Sciences and Coopervision for Greater China and Asia-Pacific. He is currently President of Asia Optometric Congress, Treasurer of the Singapore Optometric Association. His main interests are contact lenses and business aspects of optometry particularly the trend of the optical industry in Asia.

Some key initiatives by Dr Tan include the Asia Pacific Optometric Practice Forum, which brought in key opinion leaders in the Asia Pacific to aid the estimated sixty thousand optical shops in China which are struggling to provide primary eye care services to the public. Dr Tan helped to initiate the the first optometry degree programme in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center in China in 1996, which has since become one of the top three eye hospitals in China, and a key center in Zhongshan Medical University.

Published research has indicated that half of the world will be myopic by 2050, and 10% of the world will have high myopia and a greater risk of blinding complications such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinal degenerations. In addressing this myopia epidemic, Dr Tan has been instrumental in helping optometric associations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines and Singapore to help their local members be equipped to perform evidence-based myopia management.

An eyesight check is not enough.

Click here for our latest article in response to the war with diabetes.

SOA in collaboration with MINDEF has undertaken to sell spectacle frames and lenses to Pre-enlistees,Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs); Regulars and DXOs; and Civilians working in MINDEF/SAF;and DSTA personnel deployed in MINDEF on MINDEF Welfare benefits.
See the list of the participating Optical Shops for purchases. Take a look at the Spectacle Frames.
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How do I check my CPE points?

Dear members, questions have been asked on how to log in and check the number of CPE points clocked-in, the answer is here.

SOA Constitution

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CPE 2019 is here! Click here for more info!

SOA Council YA2018/2019

SOA is proud to present the New Council YA2018/2019

SOA newsletter September 2018

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