The Asian Eye Institute hopes to encourage an appreciation for the value of clear vision as well as educate people about eye health through the Life without Filters EyeScan Caravan. A series of eye scanning events aimed at helping the public discover how eye conditions can affect their vision, the EyeScan Caravan will provide free eye disease pre-screening in different Metro Manila malls.
According to Asian Eye VP and General Manager Alwin S. Sta. Rosa, “Many Filipinos are seeing their lives with a filter. They’re looking at the world with haziness or with dark spots in their vision because of eye disease. Many eye diseases don’t manifest symptoms until they are in an advanced stage. But the EyeScan can help you find out early if you are at risk.”
The EyeScan Caravan will be rolling out in the following malls:
* Commercenter Alabang Activity: March 24 to 25, 10AM to 6PM
* U.P. Town Center Activity Area: April 7 to 8, 10AM to 6PM
* TriNoma Cinema Area: April 21 to 22, 10AM to 6PM
“In the past years, we held vision screenings at the Powerplant Mall. In 2015, we found that as much as 18 percent of 1500 mall goers scanned had indications of eye disease. That is why for the first time, we are holding a series of events in the different malls where our clinics are located.This is our way of reaching out to more Filipinos,” Sta. Rosa says.
Open to the public as part of Asian Eye Institute’s 15th year anniversary celebration, the caravan will help mall goers gain insight on how a person with an eye condition sees the world. It will also educate them on the value of eye checkups and proper eye care habits.
“Clear vision transforms lives. We hope to show these mall goers the beauty of living life without filters and enjoy the beauty of the world around us,” Sta. Rosa says.
EyeScan is an eye disease pre-screening service which can detect signs of sight-threatening problems like cataract, glaucoma, retinal problems, and cornea and external disease. It takes digital images of the front and back parts of the eyes. Patients can expect the results in a week’s time.
The Caravan also has a Vision Gallery where viewers can learn about different sight-threatening conditions. They may also try on glasses that allow them to see what it’s like to have an eye condition.
The EyeScan Caravan sponsors are Rustan Commercial Corporation, Philippine Italian Association, Power Plant Mall, Securities Transfer Services Inc., ThermaPrime, and Eugenio Lopez Center.
Asian Eye Institute has been providing quality eye care for over 60,000 foreign and local patients every year. Established in 2001, it is the largest ambulatory eye institute in the Philippines with eight satellite clinics – Rockwell Center and Legaspi Towers 200 in Makati City; Trinoma and U.P. Town Center in Quezon City; Mall of Asia in Pasay City; and Commercenter Alabang in Muntinlupa City. Its EyeSite clinics are located at Ayala Fairview Terraces in Quezon City and St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center (SFCMC) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.