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Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

2014 - 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations.

2013 - Merry Christmas! IGARD Centre will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are open as usual on Boxing Day!  We will also be closed on New Year's Day (2014). Please TXT 90256677 or email eyecentre@igard.com.sg for appointment booking. You may also book appointment via our website.

Nov-Dec 2012 - Happy Christmas!  Up to 40% off selected designer eyewear whilst stocks last.  IGARD Centre at Orchard will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Appointment hotlines will be closed during this period. If you have an urgent matter, please SMS/TEXT 90256677.

Oct 2012 - IGARD's Yap Tiong Peng and Professor Stephen Dain (University of New South Wales, Australia) jointly presented their work on Colorimetry and Meares Irlen Syndrome at the 4th ASEAN Optometric Conference in Kuala Lumpur. View this on Youtube  Earlier last month (in September), Yap Tiong Peng presented his preliminary work on 'Brainwaves in demystifying the lazy eye in children' in Sydney. He is using electroencephalogram to investigate the abnormal activities within the visual cortex in children with amblyopia (lazy eye).

Our centre at International Building will be moving to Starhub Centre #01-04(Behind CentrePoint). The new location offers you greater convenience and accessibility. We are delighted that Professor Bruce Evans (Institute of Optometry, UK) will be here on 2 March 2012 to officiate our grand opening. Since June last year, the eye examinations conducted at IGARD incorporate the use of the latest i.Profiler technology from Carl Zeiss. As your eyes are as unique as your fingerprint, the state-of-the-art technology utilises the most advanced ocular aberrometry and corneal topography to map out the full profile of your eyes. This allows us to provide you the most personalised i.Scription lenses, which provides an enhancement to the quality of your vision, in particular at night or in dim lighting conditions, and an unprecedented level of visual comfort. Experience the difference at IGARD with the i.Profiler technology from Carl Zeiss.  Location Map
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Public Forum by Professor Bruce Evans, Ms Christine Fitzmaurice and Mr Yap Tiong Peng on 3 March 2012 (Saturday). Prof Evans is well known for his work on dyslexia and vision. He is a visiting professor at City University London and the Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry in London. He is also well known for the textbooks in binocular vision (orthoptics). He will be accompanied by Christine Fitzmaurice from the Institute of Colorimetry. If you are interested in attending the Public Forum on Dyslexia and Vision, please contact our Senior Consultant Optometrist Yap Tiong Peng directly at tiongyap@igard.com.sg.

IGARD Centre is dedicated in providing a comprehensive range of optometric services. We are especially proud to work with Valerie Lui on Orthokeratology- Corneal Refractive Therapy and in myopia control. Our Paediatric Optometry services is helm by Yap Tiong Peng and our dedicated team includes senior consultant optometrists Evelyne Saysana and Mandy Lai. The team work routinely with patients with special needs and learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism, Down's syndrome, etc). We are also happy to receive referrals for cases that require low vision aids and neuro-optometric rehabilitation, such as patients who suffer from vision problems resulting from cardiovascular accidents (strokes) and mild/moderate traumatic brain injuries. Yap Tiong Peng graduated from the University of Manchester with a UMIST Honours degree in optometry and a Master degree in Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine from Imperial College in London. He has a special interest in binocular vision (orthoptics), vision development (OEP/COVD/ACBO) and low vision (NORA). Evelyne Saysana graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with both a Bachelor and Master of Optometry and has a special interest in behavioural optometry. Mandy Lai graduated from UNSW with an Honours degree in Optometry and she has a special interest in contact lenses and is adapt in handling complex cases.

   

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Your eyes are as unique as your fingerprint. IGARD Centre in Singapore uses i.Profiler technology, including ocular aberrometry and advanced corneal topography, to produce your personalised i.Scription lenses. Manufactured by CARL ZEISS, the outcome is an enhancement to the quality of your vision, in particular at night or in dim lighting conditions, and an unprecedented level of visual comfort.  

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MDS Talk:  Use of eccentric viewing for patients with macular degeneration (March 19, 2011). Speaker: Yap Tiong Peng, IGARD Group  

 

Updates in Optometric Services available at IGARD Group in Singapore: Intuitive Colorimetry | Visual Stress | Pattern Glare | Migraine and Vision | Meares Irlen Syndrome | Children's Vision | Sports Physio Eye Development and Your Game of GolfIntroduction to Sports Physio Eye Development Training in Singapore |  Clearer Vision on the Greens: A Golfer's Guide To Buying Sunglasses | PediaVue Baby Eye Screening Low Vision - Eye Diseases and Visual Impairment | Vision Therapy | Glaucoma Screening | Cataract Screening | Retinal Health Screening | Corneal Health Assessment |

25 JULY 2010: IGARD Babies & Kids! provides screening services for early myopia (shortsightedness), hyperopia (longsightedness), astigmatism, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), anisometropia, leucokoria and congenital cataract.  IGARD Babies & Kids!  Pedia-II presents the latest PlusOptix Technology which uses binocular realtime video retinoscopy technolgy to simultaneously assess both eyes to extract refraction data, pupil size, pupil distance, gaze deviations and crossed eyes. Performed at a 1 metre distance, the test is non-invasive and does not require the use of eye drops. Babies as young as 6 months old can be tested. Find out more

20 FEB 2010:  SPORTS PHYSIO EYE DEVELOPMENT (SPEED) TRAINING  www.speedphysio.com

26 SEPT - 2 OCT 2009: AMD AWARENESS WEEK - IGARD support national efforts in educating the general public on Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). It can severely affect central vision that is necessary for us to recognise faces. This can have a major impact on the patient's daily activities and their quality-of-life. Smoking also increases the risk of developing AMD later on in life. Senior Consultant Optometrist Yap Tiong Peng also delivered a guest lecture at Nanyang Technological University last week. If you like him to update you on the latest in eye care, please feel free to join his professional Facebook page. Patient Information  

15 - 17 SEPT 2009: NTU EYE CARE WEEK - IGARD has been serving the local university community for many years. IGARD runs an optometry service within both Nanyang Technological University Medical Centre and the University Health Centre at National University of Singapore. The NTU Eye Care Week in September is an event that you will not want to miss! During these 3 days, you will get your FREE EYE SCREENING and will be able to take full advantage of your fantastic university EYE CARE AND OPTICAL BENEFITS. For more information, please visit  www.igard.com.sg/ntu  

10 SEPT 2009: NEW LOCATION AT NUS - IGARD's services at National University of Singapore is now relocated next to the Dental Clinic. It is still located within the University Health Centre. www.igard.com.sg/nus

7 SEPT 2009: SMU SIMPLY LOVES IGARD - university student magazine by the Singapore Management University Univantage highlights IGARD as a "total service provider when it comes to eye care and visual health". The writer found that it's all done with a "touch of class with a desired amount of attention and customization". At only a stone's throw from the city campus, IGARD is the students' top choice for eye care!  www.igard.com.sg/smu

8 AUG 2009: Low Vision Bioptics - a local newspaper featured IGARD and the world's first and only autofocus bioptic system for low vision. Like all other low vision optical devices, an appointment for Low Vision Assessment is required before they can be prescribed and dispensed.

1 AUG 2009: 'Clearer Vision on the Greens' is a recent article featuring our senior consultant optometrist Yap Tiong Peng. IGARD specialises in occupational optometry, low vision, paediatric optometry, sports vision and vision therapy. IGARD offers professional advice on vision and optics to many golfers in the region who have very varied vision issues. Before you tee off again, you may like to get your eyes examined at IGARD in Singapore! This article is available at http://www.golfgreedy.com/teetalk_mind_vision1.asp 

18 JULY 2009: The latest 1-day Acuvue TruEye Contact Lenses has finally arrived! Now the highest level of oxygen can be delivered to your eyes together with the convenience of true daily disposability. "Your eyes will never get any healthier than this", says senior consultant optometrist Yap Tiong Peng in his recent interview with a local newspaper in Singapore. "IGARD provides Cornea Health Assessment as part of a total package to eye care for all contact lens users and this ensures that your eyes remain healthy, look good and feel good", he added. This latest product from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is available through IGARD in Singapore. Appointment with an optometrist at IGARD is necessary.

 

 

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Paediatric Optometry by IGARD Kids! is featured on DIVA AsiaOne.Senior Consultant Optometrist Yap Tiong Peng is recently featured on the Straits Times, for his success in establishing the first Paediatric Optometry centre for IGARD in Singapore. Read full newspaper article on: http://www.divaasia.com/article/4386. IGARD has specially created a fan page for him on Facebook. Please feel free to join this group.

18 July 2009: IGARD ensures that paediatric optometry need not be a traumatic clinical experience for children, thanks to a heap of soft toys and educational materials to keep the jitters away. Run by a group of optometrists who are primary eye care and vision specialists, IGARD's eye tests are specifically targeted at different age groups so that vision problems such as childhood myopia can be detected and rectified. Children's eyewear aren't just miniatures of adult frames. At IGARD KIDS!, comfort and fit are important and children's small developing features are taken into consideration. In the new range of Scout, Solo Bambini and Como eyewear for instance, frames are available in different sizes - from birth till five years. The frames are made in the US with FDA-approved materials and are free of screws or metal parts, giving parents an ease of mind. IGARD also specialises in Orthoptic Vision Therapy, Children Myopia Plan, Paediatric Progressive Lenses as well as Paediatric RGP Contact Lenses. Article adapted from: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/storyprintfriendly/0,4582,342332,00.html? / http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/whatsin/story/0,4574,342332,00.html?

SPORTS TODAY SOUTHEAST ASIA.  May 11, 2009:  Sports Vision has finally arrived in Singapore! Sports Eyewear is now available at IGARD for both children and adults. Eye protection is suited for both competitive and leisure sports, but it is most appropriate for general contact sports and ball games. Sports Eyewear is complete with washable elastic headband, impact-resistant safety prescription lenses and 100% UV protection. Available in Transitions, Sunglasses and other lens types. Sports Eyewear also available in full plastic, but you can also ask for Sports Sunglasses with RX inserts and Sports Eyewear with Sideshields (depending on type of sports). National and School Sports Team Discount if you speak to your coach and speak to us! Email andy@igard.com.sg. Sports Vision and Sports Eyewear is only available at IGARD Orchard. By appointment only. Sports Today Southeast Asia.

10 June 2008: IGARD Centre at Orchard now has a refreshing new look. As a leading vision specialist in Singapore, the centre focuses on primary eye care and provide expertise in ophthalmic prescribing and dispensing. It stocks up a large number of designer eyewear for you to choose and maintains a large inventory of contact lenses for your convenience. It also has a small children's corner and waiting area on the ground floor of International Building. Please note that appointment will be required especially during peak periods.      

   

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If you need contact lenses, they must be prescribed and dispensed by an optometrist after an eye examination. Book an appointment for a Standard Eye Examination via our website for a comprehensive assessment of your eyes and find out how these new products can help your improve your visual sense and eye health!  

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NEW PROCLEAR 1 DAY - Now, there are contacts that can provide all the convenience you like plus an unsurpassed level of comfort that lasts all-day long. This exceptional level of comfort is made possible by PC Technology™, which creates a unique material containing molecules of phosphorylcholine (PC), a substance found naturally in human cell membranes. These molecules attract and surround themselves with water, keeping Proclear lenses moist and comfortable, even after 12 hours of wear. Recommended by IGARD. Trademark of CooperVision.

NEW 1 DAY ACUVUE FOR ASTIGMATISM - Enjoy the comfort and convenience of the Acuvue 1 Day disposable contact lenses - now it corrects vision better for people with astigmatism. Recommended by IGARD. Trademark of Johnson & Johnson.

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  • Children Vision at IGARD Paediatric Optometry - Solo Bambini and Como frames for infant and children are available at IGARD in Singapore. Made in Italy and the USA with FDA approved materials, these frames can accommodate babies and young children from birth to 5 years of age. These frames has no screws or metal parts and fits perfectly and comfortably and will not lose its shape. Secured on the head with a soft woven elastic strap, these frames can als accommodate any prescription lenses and can be outfitted with polycarbonate lenses with UV400 for use as non-prescription sunglasses to protect the baby's delicate eyes from the harmful rays of the sun when exposed outdoors in a stroller, strapped in a car seat or a day at the beach!  Find out more about Children Eyewear

    Kids who wear glasses are seen by classmates as ‘cool’ - A recent research commissioned by The College of Optometrists in the UK found that although 64% of adults felt that children were teased or bullied for wearing spectacles when they were at school, only 5% of children under-16 say that they are ‘bullied’ for the same reason, and only 7% are ‘teased’ or told they look ‘geeky’. Over a third of kids (34%) under-16 say their friends never mention their vision correction at all, while 43% say their friends are actively positive about them: saying that they make them look ‘clever’ (17%), ‘trendy’ (11%), ‘attractive’ (10%) and ‘kind’ (5%) in contrast to over half of adults who thought that kids wearing spectacles would receive negative comments from their peers. One-in-seven children say that they wear their glasses because it makes them ‘look cool’, while one in ten don them to ‘look clever’. For younger children in the 7-8 age group, 13% will put them on to ‘look like their friends’, while the older children are more practical and just want to ‘see better’ (86 % of 15-16 year olds). However, a changing attitude amongst the young, enhanced by cultural icons such as Harry Potter and Johnny Depp, has led to children no longer seeing glasses as a reason to tease each other. The research for was carried out online among 1,000 7-16 year olds by Dubit, the youth market research specialist. The adult research was produced by YouGov Plc, from a total sample size was 1,972 adults. The fieldwork was undertaken during October 5-8 2007. This article was extracted from Optometry Today - a reputable journal based in the UK. Book Your Appointment Here!

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    Harry Potter's magic made children spectacles cool to wear...
    Harry Potter's magic has made spectacles 'cooler' to wear. OptometryToday in the U.K. reported that 85% of children aged seven to ten year-olds believed that Harry Potter has "made glasses cooler"and boys find him more inspirational than girls. J.K. Rowling's bespectacled boy wizard has become the leading style guru for children and they can now wear their glasses with pride! Find out more about Children Eye-Care at IGARD July 6th, 2007

    Better Eye Care for All!  The Singapore Health Minister delivered the opening speech at the 6th National Congress of Optometry and Opticianry in June 2007. Contributing to the annual congress was IGARD optometrist Yap Tiong Peng who delivered a series of lectures and workshops in advanced retinal imaging and optometric practice management. Congress highlights include a discussion on the much anticipated optometry and opticianry bill that will be read in parliament next month. Read full speech by Singapore Health Minister.

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    University staff, alumnus and students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will benefit from new optometry clinics that are newly sited within the university's medical centres starting in August 2007. This is arranged in response to demands from several student groups. Although there are no immediate plans to setup within the Singapore Management University (SMU), staff/alumnus/students at SMU will be able to benefit directly from the main IGARD Centre at Orchard. All university staff, alumnus and students are entitled to eye-care benefits including special prices for spectacles and contact lenses. Prices are available directly from the university's optometry clinics (managed by IGARD) and from the main IGARD Centre at Orchard Road. (Please present staff/alumnus/student identification before purchase and please quote your university before booking an appointment). Adapted article reported by Adam Tan.   

    Better Eye Care for All!  The Singapore Health Minister delivered the opening speech at the 6th National Congress of Optometry and Opticianry in June 2007. Contributing to the annual congress was IGARD optometrist Yap Tiong Peng who delivered a series of lectures and workshops in advanced retinal imaging, contact lenses and optometric practice management. Congress highlights include a discussion on the much anticipated optometry and opticianry bill that will be read in parliament next month. Read full speech by Singapore Health Minister

    IGARD optometrist Yap Tiong Peng delivered the inaugural talk of the monthly Health & Wellness series organised by the Imperial College Alumni Assocation of Singapore. Yap Tiong Peng is an alumnus of Imperial College in London. At Imperial, he pursued a Master degree in Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine where he completed a project and dissertation on visualising the connectivity and functionality of the biological visual system (i.e. the eye's neuronal retina). He was trained in optometry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the UK. Click to view

    On the kind invitation of the Nanyang Technological University, IGARD Optometrist Yap Tiong Peng delivered a talk on September 13, 2007 (Thurs) 12.30pm  Lecture Theatre 7 (Level 2). His topic was on Improving eyesight and guarding against reading difficulties. Yap Tiong Peng also co-organised a talk for the University of Manchester and the British Council with guest speaker Professor Geoff Beattie who is an expert on picking up visual cues of your body language. This event was hosted by Asia HealthPartners on 20 August 2007 (Monday) 7pm at Lucky Plaza Level 5 (Medical Floor). 

    Primary Eye Care in Singapore:  The Singapore Health Ministry announced that the local optical industry will be regulated in 2007. The move from the ministry is welcomed by many optometrists, including IGARD and its dedicated group of optometrists in Singapore. Latest independent research from a world leading Health Policy Expert suggest that the government should increase sight test subsidies and widen scope of primary eye-care (optometry) services in the United Kingdom. Find out more

    Eye-Care Product Recall: AMO have issued advice to Singapore consumers in May 2007 to discontinue the use of all AMO Complete MoisturePLUS contact lens solution. The product is recalled as a precautionary measure because of concerns over eye infections from Acanthamoeba, a naturally occurring water-borne organism which can contribute to serious corneal infections. This is in line with similar action in the United States based on information that the company received from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following interviews with patients who had developed Acanthamoeba corneal infections since January 2005. More information (External Link). On a separate issue only six months ago (November 22, 2006), AMO took voluntary precautionary measures in view of a known sterility corncern on specific product lots of their product. If you have previously purchased any of these affected products, please return them at the soonest possible.  

    Toxoplasmosis in the Eye: New research published in the EMBO journal revealed that scientists from Imperial College in London have provided new insights into how the toxoplasmosis parasite invades human. In this new section on the IGARD website, we highlight an article adapted from the Visual Impairment Scotland, Scottish Sensory Centre at The University of Edinburgh, which highlights how toxoplasmosis can affect the eye. More information

    LASIK surgery safe in Singapore: Singapore has one of the highest success and safety rates for LASIK surgery, according to a Health Ministry survey. Four medical centres that handled more than 10,300 cases in 2005, recorded success and safety rates ranging from 98 to 100 percent, better than some international centres. Success rate is measured by whether patients achieve 6/12 vision or better after the procedure, while safety rate refers to the absence of complications such as infections after surgery. LASIK surgery, which aims to correct short sightedness, has been carried out here for 18 years.

    Safety at the workplace: Recent research from the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore reported that most eye injuries are work related. The lack of awareness and compliance to safety had also been strongly attributed to the large number of ocular trauma cases seen at the hospital. Similar findings were also previously reported from researchers at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Both reports highlighted that the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is very important. Prescription safety glasses is most recommended by IGARD to fit into the most exact occupational requirement of an individual. Under a recent collaboration with INFIELD (UK), IGARD in Singapore will be prescribing, dispensing and supplying a range of approved safety glasses that are fitted to a personal prescription by a dedicated group of optometrists. Find out more

    Age-related Macular Degeneration:  Have you ever wondered why Popeye only has eyes for Spinach? Latest research from The University of Manchester on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and news on AMD Awareness Week in Singapore. Find out more

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