In conjunction with World Sight Day observed annually on the second Thursday of October, Dr Lee Mun Wai, the Medical Director of Lee Eye Centre (LEC) and his team has screened a total of 70 children free-of-charge with 21 kids receiving free prescription glasses. These were all residents from the following orphanages: Pertubuhan Kebajikan Harapan Baru, Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1 Malaysia and Asrama Anak-Anak Yatim Warga Miskin Budi Mulia Nurul Huda.
Lee Eye Centre (LEC) a comprehensive eye specialist centre, has been delivering affordable, quality eye care services to the community for the past 5 decades. Aside from a long established reputation for clinical excellence, LEC also has a long continuing practice of community service and charity work. These community activities culminated in the launch of the blindness prevention programme in 2015.
Held during the school holidays in November, December and March, the objective of this programme is to increase awareness of the main causes of avoidable blindness as well as the preventive measures and treatment options for these diseases. In addition, it was hoped to increase accessibility to eye care services particularly for the needy.
This programme had been structured to be all-inclusive in order to accommodate the different age groups as well as social and occupational conditions within the community. Recognising that vision impairment in the younger generation is becoming more prevalent, LEC had screened Children identified to be having significant refractive error and receive free spectacles from iCare Optical, a subsidiary of Lee Eye Centre and its optical partner – Strength Vision.