Organised by the District 308 B2 Lions Club of Perak Silver State, over 60 volunteers consisting of ophthalmologists, doctors, optometrists and paramedics from the Department of Ophthalmology of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) and S.L. Chan Optometrist (M) Sdn Bhd conducted a free eye screening at SJKC Ying Sing, Malim Nawar from 8.30am to 12pm.
It was held on Saturday, June 29 with the attendance of more than 200 poor residents and senior citizens of all races.
Present were Datin Seri Dr Nomee Binti Dato’ Mohamad Radzi, wife of Menteri Besar cum Chairman of Persatuan Amal Isteri Harapan (KASIH Perak) as the guest of honour and Wong Tong Meng, organising chairperson.
The objective of the project was to create awareness among the people to care for their eyes and seek early treatment to prevent blindness. The participants had their eyes tested for cataract, glaucoma, squint, lazy eye, droopy eyelids and pterygium. Participants who were detected with eye problems were referred to HRPB for further assessment and treatment.
Dr Nomee congratulated the club and all the volunteers who carried out the programme successfully for the benefit of the people in Malim Nawar, regardless of race and religion. She added that it helped the community, especially the poor to have their eyes screened at an early stage to prevent blindness. She commended the club for its humanitarian efforts and hoped more NGOs would come forward to help the needy.
Dr Nomee presented a sum of RM10,000, on behalf of KASIH, to the president of Lions Club of Perak Silver State, Kok Choy Lan to aid the noble programme. Meanwhile, Adun for Malim Nawar, Leong Cheok Keng, donated RM1000 to support the project.