In conjunction with the World Sight Day 2013 celebration, Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO) collaborated with Malaysian Optical Wholesalers Association (MOWA), Public/Private Higher Education Institutions (IPTA/S) and Ministry of Health (MOH) in organising a vision care campaign nationwide.
“VISION 2020: The Right to Sight” is a global initiative, launched in 1999, which aims to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020. VISION 2020 programmes have been adopted in more than 40 countries.
“Partners, including governments, working together under VISION 2020 can make a major difference to the lives of millions of women, men and children already visually disabled or at risk. Preserving or restoring vision can be accomplished at little cost and can help lift people out of poverty. They can then contribute fully to their families, communities and national development,” said Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO). “Eye care, therefore, needs to be a priority,” she added, “and it’s not just an issue for health ministries.”
The causes of avoidable blindness are frequently associated with poverty and lack of access to quality eye care services. Avoidable blindness is more common in the poorest of the poor, women and marginalized populations. Ninety percent of the world’s blind people live in developing countries; there are at least 9 million blind people in India, six million in China and seven million in Africa. People who live in the developing world are five to ten times more likely to go blind than people who live in highly industrialized countries.
Therefore, VISION 2020 considers the elimination of preventable and curable blindness in the context of global development. Visual disability has far-reaching implications touching on all aspects of human development – social, economic and quality of life.
VISION 2020 is a joint initiative of WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). They are joined by other UN agencies, governments, eye care organizations, health professionals, philanthropic institutions and individuals all working together in partnership to eliminate avoidable blindness.
Key strategies of VISION 2020 are: increasing awareness of this major public health issue; mobilizing additional resources (the annual spending on blindness prevention, $US 100 million, needs to double); controlling the major causes of avoidable blindness; training ophthalmologists and other personnel in eye care; and providing appropriate technology and infrastructure.
The annual World Sight Day provides an opportunity to become more aware and more committed to ensuring the right to sight for all. Hundreds of events will take place throughout the world to mark this occasion.
- The Optometry profession to play an active role in delivering vision care to the community.
- To increase the Optometric eye care awareness to public and government.
- Communities who requires vision care in Malaysia.
- Identify these groups through orphanage homes, referrals, organizations, etc.
- During the month of WSD (October to November), all AMO members are encouraged to participate in this program.
- Optometry institutions, Universities.
- Private Practitioners.
- Ministry of Health’s hospitals.
- Provide vision examination and dispensing of spectacles
- Provide eye wellness advice
- Educational Posters
- Media announcement
- Website announcements
- Sticker of AMO on glass door
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List of Participating Centres
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|No.||Practice||Location||Contact Person||Contact Number|
59 G, Jalan Perdana 6/4,
Pandan Perdana, 55300 Cheras
|Kuala Lumpur||June Denfirstname.lastname@example.org|
32, Jalan Telawi,
59100 Bangsar Baru
|Kuala Lumpur||Low Bee Lengemail@example.com|
|3||Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Optometry Clinic
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,
50300 Kuala Lumpur
|Kuala Lumpur||Prof Dr Norhani Mohidin
(contact Mr Mohd Hafizun Mohd Saman)
|4||Kon Kee San Optometrist
No. 9, Jln Barat, Seksyen 8,
46050 Petaling Jaya
|5||YK Leong Optometrists
45, SS22/23, Damansara Jaya
|Selangor||Leong Set Fee
Leong Yee Khiam
Faculty of Optometry & Vision Sciences
9. Jalan Teknologi,
Taman Sains Selangor,
Kota Damansara PJU 5,
47810 Petaling Jaya
|Selangor||Prof Dr Azrin E Ariffin
Mr Foo Say Kiong
|7||Home & Work Optometry Care
7, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah B 9/B,
Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam
|Selangor||Liew Mei Lin
Chai Kin Choong
|8||Vision Space Optometrist SS2
10, Jalan SS2/75,
47300, Petaling Jaya
|Selangor||Woon Pak Seong||0162822088
|9||Vision Space Optometrist Damansara Uptown
114G, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama,
47400, Petaling Jaya
|Selangor||Woon Pak Seong||0162822088
|10||The Sight Vision Care Specialist
16-1, Jalan PJU5/20D, The Strand, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya
34, Jalan Sarawak,
02000 Kuala Perlis
|Perlis||Liew Lee Yean||04-9851467
65, Jalan Tunku Ibrahim,
Alor Malai, 5000 Alor Setar
|Kedah||Ong Mei Ching||012-4075142
14, Taman Vistana Jajah, Jalan Langgar,
05600 Alor Setar, Kedah
|Kedah||Noor Suriani bte Mohd||04-7878600/900
|14||Tan & Ho Child Optometry Clinic S/B
269 D, Jalan Burmah,
|Penang||Ho Oi Chingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||TC Tan Optometrist
Lot 41, 1st Floor, Megamall, Jln Baru, 13700 Perai
|Penang||Tan Thok Chuanemail@example.com|
118, Jalan Dagangan 2, Pusat Bertam Perdana,
13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
5GF, Jalan Perniagaan, Pusat Perniagaan Alma,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
|Penang||Leong Yen Nee||–||firstname.lastname@example.org|
140, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh
|19||Eyecon Group S/B (Ayer Keroh)
G10, Bangunan Kings Hotel, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka
|20||Eyecon Group S/B (Melaka Raya)
No. 47, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka
|21||Flexzoom Optometrist S/B
149 & 151, Jalan Dedap 4, Taman Johor Jaya,
81100 Johor Bahru
|22||Advance Optica Vision Optometrists
A21 & A22, Giant Hypermarket Plentong, Masai, Johor
|Johor||Chew Shih Kaeemail@example.com|
|23||Bright Optometrist S/B
Lot G.53, Ground Floor,
Bintang Megamall, Lot 1657, Block 9,
MCLD Miri-Pujut Road, 98000 Miri
Carl Optometrist, Ranau, Sabah
|Sabah||Carl E. Ahlieu||–||firstname.lastname@example.org|