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Make Vision Count – World Sight Day 2017 @ Focus Point

Make Vision Count – World Sight Day 2017 @ Focus Point
25 Oct
12:34

Focus Point Vision Care Group

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Do you know that, World Sight Day is a global initiative to raise awareness on preventable blindness and vision impairment. There are approximately 285 million people worldwide who live with low vision and blindness.

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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Sunway Pyramid for the World Sight Day 2017 – Make Vision Count event, a CSR campaign by Focus Point to advocate eye and vision care amidst rising vision impairment and eye problem incidences in the country.

focus point world sight day make vision count

An estimated 15,000 people nationwide suffer from low-vision impairment based on statistics obtained from government hospitals. Among the factors causing low-vision impairment are diseases like glaucoma, diabetes, age-related degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and uncorrected refractive error.

80% of the world’s blindness or vision impairment are actually preventable, either by early detection of eye problem or by having it cured by a treatment or surgery, or can be solved just having a pair of prescription glasses.

focus point world sight day make vision count

One of the global concerns is rising trend of Myopia (short-sightedness) which affects many school-aged children and is fast becoming a major public health issue of our time.

This rising trend of Myopia should be a concern for all of us as high levels of Myopia increases the risk of sight-threatening conditions such as Retinal Detachment, Myopic Macular Degeneration, Cataract and Glaucoma at later stage of life.

focus point world sight day make vision count dato liaw choon liang

“World Sight Day is a particularly meaningful event for Focus Point as it synergizes with the company’s core values and business model of making people to see better. This year marks our 6th year running the World Sight Day event. We are excited and proud to be part of global effort in raising public awareness on the importance of vision care and eye health. It is also very much in line with the company’s philosophy of giving back to the community,” said Dato’ Liaw Choon Liang, President and CEO of Focus Point Holdings Berhad.

focus point world sight day make vision count creatif academy

The Creatif Academy of Art & Design did a beautiful 3D Eye Sculpture to depict the realities of eye care to bring the theme Making Vision Count to life.

focus point world sight day make vision count lions club kl bukit kiara

Focus Point generously donated 1,000 pairs of optical frames to the Lions Club of KL Bukit Kiara and contributed RM5,000 cash to the Malaysian Association for the Blind.

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focus point world sight day make vision count visuref 100 autorefractokeratometer

My sister took the opportunity to try out Focus Point’s complimentary diagnostic eye checks which available to public throughout the event. This test uses Visuref 100 (Autorefractokeratometer), a computer-controlled machine to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive errors (eye power) and cornea curvature.

focus point world sight day make vision count zeiss visuscout 100 fundus camera

Next, she continued with the ZEISS Visuscout 100 (Fundus Camera), a hand held non-dilated fundus camera to capture an image of our retina (nerve layer of the eye). It is useful in screening and detection of retinal abnormalities.

focus point world sight day make vision count zeiss visuplan 500 tonometer

This is ZEISS Visuplan 500 (Tonometer), an automated non-contact tonometer, which uses a soft air-puff to measure the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eye. Tonometer is a standard tool to screen and monitor glaucoma, a potentially sight threatening condition as a result of damage to the nerve structures of the eye due to increase in intraocular pressure.

I enjoyed myself at this happening vibrant event where Focus Point offered a kaleidoscopic range of activities to encourage Malaysians to care for their eyes and vision. We can definitely beat preventable blindness or vision impairment by having proper education and useful information from reliable sources like this kind of event.

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14 Comments

    Aliza Sara

    November 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Gotta say that i love focus point. I love how they reemphasise the important to check your vision again when we tend to take it for granted.

    Bella Leong

    November 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Such a meaningful event, our vision is really important.

    Shini Lola

    November 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    You look so cool in the first photo. Will drop by at their store soon.

    Grace hui

    November 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Interesting event. Get to have a eye check so good. Everyone should have eye check every year cause most of the time we are facing electronic device.

    Racheal Loh

    November 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    wow… this is pretty interesting event… everyone have the chance to do eye check

    Linda

    October 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    It’s a good event because many people got their eyes checked. You look cool wearing the sunglasses.

    Blair villanueva

    October 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Glad that you support an awareness for good eye sight. It is better that we should know what factors that affect it. Good post!

    Sebrinah Yeo

    October 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Good eye care is crucial! Starts from a young age, esp now it gets worrying because young children are wearing glasses due to too much exposure to gadgets… I hope there’ll be more of this event. I need to get my eyes checked soon

    Stepheny Siew

    October 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    ya vision is important very much. me as well wearing spec and i knew it.

    Click clickL
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    Apple Berry

    October 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Our vision is really important to us as is a part that plays important role to enjoy the scenery of the world. Is a good event to bring the awareness to public that we should take good care of our eyes. <3

    Emily

    October 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Our vision is one of our most important senses. I have met many visually impaired people in my field of work and it is scary how even at the age of 40 – 50, people can start to go blind. Thanks for creating this awareness on healthy eyes and the importance of eye checks annually.

    Bala Ravi Teja

    October 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Creating awareness in people is really a good thing in this point…..

    Good work… Keep it up

    Sreekar

    October 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    You are right on the point there. Disorders like glaucoma, diabetes, age-related degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and uncorrected refractive error do need more people to know about them and get them corrected!

    Maya

    October 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I love that all the brands are now actively diving campaigns to create awareness on certain issue.. This shows that they are socially responsible.

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