“I hope I can bring the knowledge of optometry to the people who by any means stumble across this website so that everyone can make the most of our professionalism across niche topics like primary eye care, vision, glasses and contact lenses.”
The Fab Vision is created with the interest of the readers at its heart when the blogger, Fabian Yii who currently finds himself in the UK pursuing an honours degree in optometry realizes there’s a huge gap in the optometric field in the country where he hails from, Malaysia.
Today, a lot of people are not aware of the eye care services (like a proper eye examination) that are available to them simply because most people have been a patron of the more ‘traditional’ practices that are usually operated by the likes of apprentice trained technicians before the first optometry degree was rolled out in the late 80’s to fill the gap of primary eye care. Consumers are making uninformed or sometimes even misinformed buying decisions when it comes to glasses or contact lenses, and some of them are not even guided through the whole dispensing process by a dispensing optician.
From a global perspective, the world population is ageing and that translates to higher prevalence of health issues including those that affect the eyes. Incidentally, the rate of myopia (short-sightedness) is increasing year after year especially in Asia (with Singapore being the de facto myopia capital of the world), and all that combined only means more and more people will need to seek help from eye care practitioners across all disciplines.
And then it struck me that there’s a lack of information on eye care, eye examination, optometry, prescription glasses and contact lenses on the mighty World Wide Web considering how important vision is to everyone. To top it all off, there is really just a handful of blogs that are dedicated to this particular niche out of the sea of thousands of new blogs being launched everyday.
Hence, through this blog, I hope I can bring the knowledge of optometry (from what I’ve learned in uni and my work experience at one of the biggest optometric practices/opticians in the world) to the people who by any means stumble across this website so that everyone can make the most of our professionalism across niche topics like primary eye care, vision, glasses and contact lenses.
As much as I am enthusiastic about sharing what I know, some of you might not be so patient wading through a future blog post like this. Thus, in the second machine age where social media are so widely used, I’d love for you to connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and Google+ where you can simply glean the essence from the distilled and visual presentations of every new blog post on those platforms.