World Sight Day 2013 Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight!

World Sight Day 2013 Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight!

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.


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  • 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.


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  • Communities who requires vision care in Malaysia.
  • Identify these groups through orphanage homes, referrals, organizations, etc.



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  • During the month of WSD (October to November), all AMO members are encouraged to participate in this program.


Participating Centres:

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  • Optometry institutions, Universities.
  • Private Practitioners.
  • Ministry of Health’s hospitals.



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  • 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 Email
1 Specvision Optometry
59 G, Jalan Perdana 6/4,
Pandan Perdana, 55300 Cheras
Kuala Lumpur June Den 03-92811531
2 BL Optometrist
32, Jalan Telawi,
59100 Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur Low Bee Leng 03-22843632
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
Selangor June Den 03-79568805
5 YK Leong Optometrists
45, SS22/23, Damansara Jaya
Selangor Leong Set Fee

Leong Yee Khiam

6 SEGi Eyecare
Faculty of Optometry & Vision Sciences
SEGi University

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

Nurul Izzati




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
Selangor Felicia Lee 03-61426878
11 Eyeris Optometrist
34, Jalan Sarawak,
02000 Kuala Perlis
Perlis Liew Lee Yean 04-9851467
12 Ong Optometrist
65, Jalan Tunku Ibrahim,
Alor Malai, 5000 Alor Setar
Kedah Ong Mei Ching 012-4075142
13 Optometris Noor
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,
10350 Penang
Penang Ho Oi Ching 04-2261410
15 TC Tan Optometrist
Lot 41, 1st Floor, Megamall, Jln Baru, 13700 Perai
Penang Tan Thok Chuan 04-3995320
16 Matahari Optometri
118, Jalan Dagangan 2, Pusat Bertam Perdana,
13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
Penang Nurfadzillah Arifin 04-5757571
17 Insight Optometrist
5GF, Jalan Perniagaan, Pusat Perniagaan Alma,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Penang Leong Yen Nee
18 Ho Optometrist
140, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh
Perak Deric Ho 05-2559185
19 Eyecon Group S/B (Ayer Keroh)
G10, Bangunan Kings Hotel, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka
Melaka Murphy Chan 06-2313131
20 Eyecon Group S/B (Melaka Raya)
No. 47, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka
Melaka Murphy Chan 06-2823131
21 Flexzoom Optometrist S/B
149 & 151, Jalan Dedap 4, Taman Johor Jaya,
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor Aaron

Jacyln Thye


22 Advance Optica Vision Optometrists
A21 & A22, Giant Hypermarket Plentong, Masai, Johor
Johor Chew Shih Kae 07-3575778
23 Bright Optometrist S/B
Lot G.53, Ground Floor,
Bintang Megamall, Lot 1657, Block 9,
MCLD Miri-Pujut Road, 98000 Miri
Sarawak Daphne Wee 085-438515
24 Carl Optometrist
Carl Optometrist, Ranau, Sabah
Sabah Carl E. Ahlieu