Visual Screening in Bekok, Johor
SEACO and SEGI Optometry Club of SEGi University, with the support of Association of Malaysia Optometrists and HOYA Corporation, organised a community service (visual screening) for Orang Asli in Bekok, Johor. The visual screening was conducted in the morning between 11am to 5pm on 8 March 2015 for the Orang Asli from Kg. Sri Tembayan, Kg. Kudung, Kg. Tamok, Kg. Selai, Kg. Kemidak and Kg. Lenek. The Orang Asli community members were invited to have their eyes screened for colour-blindness, glaucoma, cataract and vision defects. 63 respondents from the 6 villages turned up to have their eyes screened. 44 of these villagers were identified to have visual problems and will be provided with free corrective eye-glasses. The team was made up of SEACO staff and 13 students from SEGi University. The Project Leader, Arthur along with his lecturer Ms. Chia Jho Yan worked together with the SEACO team weeks in advance to plan and organise this event. The Orang Asli community was very happy and excited to have their eyes screened at their doorstep, offered free consultation for eye-care methods and provided free glasses. This event is a result of a successful collaboration between SEACO, the Segamat Community, a private university (SEGi University), a corporate company (HOYA Corporation) and the Association of Malaysian Optometrists. SEACO wishes to thank everyone who made this event possible, and hopes the Orang Asli community will take eye-care seriously.