Over 350 needy residents and senior citizens from Sungai Siput participated in a free eye-screening clinic jointly organised by Lions Clubs International District 308 B2, Lions Club of Perak Silver State and the Department of Ophthalmology Hospital Raja Bainun, Ipoh.
The event was held on Saturday, November 18 at Dewan Man Tak in Sungai Siput. The organisers included Man Tak San Seah, Mee Hiong Yuen Groundnut Factory Sdn Bhd and The Riv Design.
Volunteers were from Man Tak San Seah, youths from Wong’s Family, Bukit Merah and a team of 40 doctors led by eye specialist, Dr Ng Hong Kee as well as members of the Lions Club of Perak Silver State.
Aimed at creating awareness in people about caring for their eyes, the participants had their eyes tested for cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, squint, lazy eye, droopy eyelid, floaters, diabetic retinopathy and pterygium. Those tested positive were referred to the hospital for follow-up treatment.
President of Lions Club of Perak Silver State, Kok Choy Lan explained that the eye screening was held in conjunction with Lions World Sight Day. She thanked all the volunteers, especially the team of doctors, for sacrificing their time to serve the community.
Present was organising chairperson cum CEO of The RIC Design, Wong Toong Meng.