Merging the Professional with the Layperson: Optometric Services for the Community

Chi wai Do, Henry H.L. Chan, Lily Y.L. Chan, Geoffrey Chu, Horace H.Y. Wong, Natalie Y.Y. Chan, Vivian W.Y. Lo, Savio Lee, Ann Chan, Ada H.T. Ma

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Abstract

In this subject, we aim to integrate community services with students’ learning opportunities. Students work in groups and organize and implement a vision screening project by themselves under supervision. Through this subject, students are given opportunities to act upon their roles as community service providers, care, work, and communicate with various disciplines to bridge together knowledge they have acquired during their university studies and then share and apply their special interests with others. The project not only benefits service users, but also provides a very structured learning environment for students to gain experience working with a number of people in different levels of the community and to better understand societal needs, especially in this major public health concern of blindness prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality of Life in Asia
PublisherSpringer
Pages249-266
Number of pages18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameQuality of Life in Asia
Volume12
ISSN (Print)2211-0550
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0569

Keywords

  • Eye
  • Geriatrics
  • Optometry
  • Pediatrics
  • Service-learning
  • Special needs
  • Uncorrected refractive errors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Demography
  • Development
  • Education

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