Avoidable Blindness Seminar


The Rotary Club of Kinta District 3300 recently organised an “Avoidable Blindness Seminar and Workshop” in conjunction with World Sight Day.

Rotarian Ng Chee Aun (pic, 2nd right), the President of the Rotary Club of Kinta stated that this was the second seminar organised by the Club with the cooperation of the Perak Education Department and Teachers Training Institute with funding by CIMB Foundation.

The goal of the seminar and workshop was to enable teachers to identify students who may have vision problems and refer them for early treatment to avoid blindness. According to Ng the club was collaborating with local physicians and ophthalmologists to enable this community service.

The seminar was officiated by Deputy Health Director (Medical), Perak Dr Ch’ng May Lee (pic, 2nd left) who, in her address, thanked the Club for initiating this event which she described as being “very timely”.