What an Eye-Opener – An Eye Care Lunch Talk

Mr. Ken Tong @ Eye Care Talk TMC Academy

“How many people visit the optometrist to care for their 2 eyes?”
Mr. Ken Tong

Generally, people visit the dentist to check and care for their 32 teeth, but how many people visit the optometrist to care for their 2 eyes?

That was the question posed by Mr Ken Tong, optometrist from The Eyecare Initiative. This prompted everyone in the room to drop their lunch bento for a moment to pause and think.

The eye care lunch talk, organised by UOB Bank and Eyecare Initiative, is part of the on-going health and wellness programme that the kind folks of TMC Academy’s Human Resource department is promoting for our employee welfare benefits. Participants also received a complimentary on-site eye health check.

Dominant Eye Test @ Eye Care Talk TMC Academy

The Dominant Eye Test
Put your hand up like how we did in the picture and look at something through the hole. Now close your left eye, if the object is still visible in the hole, your dominant eye is your right eye; If it is not visible through the hole, your dominant eye is your left eye : )

Mr. Ken Tong Sharing @ Eye Care Talk TMC Academy

Mr. Ken sharing different eye conditions, the structure of our eyes and how to take care of them.

During the interactive talk, Mr Tong shared on the common misconceptions about our eyes and vision, potential eye problems arising from our addiction to mobile phones and vital eye care tips. One simple and effective eye care tip is the 20-20-20 mantra. That is for every 20 minutes of screen time, to rest your eyes for 20 seconds, by looking 20 feet (6m) away. So while you’re reading this article, consider how long have you stared at your screen? Perhaps it is time to rest them now!

Everyone left the talk happy as we were offered a corporate discount on eyewear and eye examination services, also having our tummies filled with the delicious lunch. Now, it’s time to get moving as the National Steps corporate challenge that TMC signed up for has officially started!