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Old 22-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #841
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SP and NP compare,

Which side the eye check more chiobus?
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Old 22-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #842
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SP and NP compare,

Which side the eye check more chiobus?
Sp la. LOL more people. Probability more. Hahaha
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Old 23-07-2012, 03:07 AM   #843
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Dude. When u go to the poly for eye check, its different from the eye check at optical shop. You will onl get your eye power at optical shops. At sp and np, you will have your also have your eye health checked which comprises of anterior, posterior check of the eye structures as well as advice you should you bbe found to have any eye diseases. You would be checked by the student first followed by their supervisor who are registered and licensed optometrists.
I know it's different because the poly students take such a bloody long time to do a history taking and refraction and slit lamp exam and ophthalmoscopic exam. who says optical shops with qualified optometrist don't do anterior, posterior eye checks? instead of taking 10 to 15 mins to do a anterior and posterior eye health check, the experienced optom can do it in less than 5 min (for normal eyes).
The students use a direct ophthalmoscope to to check the posterior of the eyes. seriously, how much can you see with that instrument on undilated eyes ? Since they have a slit lamp, i wonder why the students are not taught to use a fundus lens to do undilated fundoscopy which offer a more magnified and detailed view of the fundus. Maybe the supervisor themselves don't know how to do fundoscopy with a slit lamp, that's why never teach
Another reason why optical shops don't provide such service, is because singaporeans are too cheapskate. Tell me. Would you pay $30 for a eye check by an optometrist if you had eye problems or would u spend $80 and see an ophthalmologist instead. Would you pay $30(cheapest I heard from a shop that charges consultation)for a contact lens fitting evaluation/consultation on top of the price of contact lenses prescribed to you? I'm sure many wouldn't. From my past experience in optical shops, many people are skeptical about paying for such service because they think that we are just sales assistants.
i believe people would pay $30 for an eye check if they know what kind of eye check that they are given. however, many are not willing to even pay $10 for a refraction, let alone $30 for a more comprehensive eye check. so what is the reason? it's because many opticians are doing free "eye checks" which could be just auto refraction and not charging a single cent for the service. so some people who view other optom/opticians who charges for consultation as ripping them off. optoms/opticians who value their own time will not do eye testing for free.

Many parents are not willing to pay for their kids eyes to be check properly by an optom and bring their kids to some opticians who may just do a quick one using an autorefractor.

If a dentist at polyclinics can check your teeth for less than 5min and charges you $15 to $20, i don't see why optometrists can't do the same.
In fact in western countries, eye checks with optometrists can cost up to $80 usd depending on type and duration of consult. Even contact lens fitting can cost up to $200usd for complicated cases. Think about it.

Singapore is nowhere near in terms of primary eye care.
I think you can only blame those who give "free eye checks" and also the OOB and SOA is partly to blame for not promoting the optometric profession enough.
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Old 29-07-2012, 11:36 PM   #844
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i'm interested to go for an eye check at either NP/SP with my current CL. anyone can provide the link? quite strange to just call them up and ask....
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Old 31-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #845
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Hi guys anyone knows of a eye exam centre near the east?
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #846
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Those getting your contact lenses from JB, can share the pricing and at which shopping centre and shop you people got it from?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #847
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Those getting your contact lenses from JB, can share the pricing and at which shopping centre and shop you people got it from?
I would advice you not to unless you have a valid prescription from a local optometrist. At least you got the prescription to protect you legally should anything happen to your eyes. And prescription I mean contact lens prescription and not glasses prescription.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #848
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I would advice you not to unless you have a valid prescription from a local optometrist. At least you got the prescription to protect you legally should anything happen to your eyes. And prescription I mean contact lens prescription and not glasses prescription.
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I do have my contact lens prescription and the eye health check thingy. SP one not say chiobus leh.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #849
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True.

I do have my contact lens prescription and the eye health check thingy. SP one not say chiobus leh.
I usually tell people. Wan save money. Don't wear contact lenses. It's also up to u to go for aftercare visits to ensure nothing goes wrong if not you're not protected also.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #850
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I usually tell people. Wan save money. Don't wear contact lenses. It's also up to u to go for aftercare visits to ensure nothing goes wrong if not you're not protected also.
Yeah I appreciate the concern bro.
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Old 13-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #851
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Old 18-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #852
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are daily disposable contact lenses cheaper in JB or Bangkok?
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Old 18-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #853
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are daily disposable contact lenses cheaper in JB or Bangkok?
Don't bother if you don't have a prescription. Anything happens. Your healthcare bills will not be cheap
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Old 22-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #854
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are daily disposable contact lenses cheaper in JB or Bangkok?
I believe they are cheaper in JB. even prescription drugs like viagra is cheaper across the causeway...........and you don't even need a prescription to buy it
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #855
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anyone knows how to book an appointment for eye check at SP?
went to their website but it doesnt seem to work.
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