Mobile clinics a boon to seniors

Eye checks, especially for seniors, are hardly a priority until the situation becomes so serious that nothing much can be done to salvage the eye.

The Mobile Eye Clinic can offer seniors great convenience in getting their eyes checked for cataracts or glaucoma ("Eye project for seniors may be extended"; April 10).

If the situation warrants a consultation with an eye specialist, a referral letter can be given so that seniors can proceed to seek appropriate treatment.

The mobile clinic can also offer other simple health checks on blood pressure, basic dental care or hearing, targeting the elderly who hardly leave their homes unless it is necessary.

All this aims to give better, affordable and quality healthcare to our seniors.

Lim Lih Mei (Ms)