Eyes are very important to everyone but how many knows the importance of taking care of their sight? With this in mind, leading vision care group, Focus Point launched its “Stronger Together For Universal Eye Health” – a fresh, unique and colorful twist to advocating eye and vision care amidst rising vision impairment and eye problem incidences in the country.
According to a recent media article, 54% out of every 1,000 Malaysians suffer from low-vision impairment owing to health defects as revealed by the Health Ministry’s National Optometry Services head Dr Nur Zahirah Husain. The main factors causing low-vision impairment include diseases like glaucoma, diabetes, age-related degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and uncorrected refractive error.
Dato Liaw Choon Liang, CEO of Focus Point said the company is committed to aiding the cause of eye and vision care on World Sight Day annually. “It’s the company’s philosophy to give back – which is why the company has started the Focus Point Caring Heart Charity Foundation with the motto “Caring Hearts – Together We Make A Difference” many years ago. “World Sight Day, as our key CSR initiative under this Foundation, is particularly meaningful and close to our hearts as it’s directly related to our business of eye wear/care, shared by Dato Liaw Choon Liang.
This year’s World Sight Day (WSD) theme is “Stronger Together” dovetails the company’s CSR vision of “Togetherness”. The message is simple – promoting eye care is not a solo effort but everyone plays a part, from eye care professionals like ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, donors, patients, carers, to the wider family. During the event, The Creatif Academy of Global Art was invited to help bring the theme “Universal Eye Health” to life by illustrating the importance of eye care on a global level. More than 10 Creatif Academy students displayed hand-drawn art pieces of national flags to depict the Universal Eye Health theme.
For the public, Focus Point provided free eye checks with various high tech machines which can detect sophisticated eye problems. With every pair of eye wear purchased in the month of October Focus Point will be giving a pair of eye wear to the needy. If you’re looking for an eyewear, head over to Focus Point as you’ll be helping the needy as well. For more information, please visit Focus Point Website or Focus Point Facebook Page