Thu, 02 Feb|
How Covid Boosted Your Visual Dysfunction
Time & Location
02 Feb 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm SGT
Singapore, 38 Jln Pemimpin, #03-05, Singapore 577178
About the event
VISUAL DYSFUNCTION IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS
The pandemic, lockdown, limited social and outdoor interactions in the last 3 years have created significant change of habits. Children and adults spend majority of time indoors with long hours in front of various screens. This highly impact our visual system whereby we have seen a huge surge of children and adults coming in for treatment.
COMMON SYMPTOMS IN ADULTS:
- Blurred vision
- Visual confusion
- Double vision
- Mild vertigo
- Pulling sensation around the eyelids
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- Red eyes or eyelids
- One eye turns in or out
- Nausea or dizziness
- Print blurs
- Excessive blinking
- Eyes tear excessively
COMMON SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN:
- Reading difficulties
- Closing one eye when reading
- Tired, sore eyes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Words overlap
- Blurred vision
- Moving words
- Reversing letters
- Labels (lazy, ADHD, dyslexic, etc.)
OUTLINE OF THE TALK:
- How our visual system is not made for high levels of visual information coming from screens resulting in visual dysfunction.
- What symptoms do we have to look out for and what the symptoms can lead to?
- What assessments are being done and what are we looking for?
- How does in-house therapy work?
- What home therapy remedies can be done as we are now in the new norm of working with screens?
ABOUT ZORAN PEJIC
Zoran holds a MSc in Orthoptics and Special Education-Vision Deficiency, and has completed a course in Behavioral Optometry under the British Association of Behavioral Optometrists. Furthermore, he has a postgraduate certificate (MMedSci) from Sheffield University.
In addition, he is a licensed INPP practitioner, which has given him tools to assess neuro-developmental maturity in children and adults and recommend treatment. This has added one more valuable modality to the plethora of the multidisciplinary approach in his work with children and adults.
Zoran’s passion for a deeper understanding of the relationship between mind matters and vision is the driving force behind his PhD, with which he aims to bridge vision, education, and psychology.
Zoran has been working with visually challenged individuals, both children and adults, for the last 19 years. He has pioneered non-surgical treatments of certain forms of strabismus (squint) at the Singapore National Eye Centre, where he worked for 7 years.
He has published articles in a number of medical journals. Zoran is the founding president of the Asia Pacific Orthoptic Association and a management committee member of the International Orthoptic Association.
Working at the Singapore National Eye Centre and KK Hospital has given him extensive experience in working with children, and an ability to be innovative in his approach to treating their visual challenges. In addition to this, Zoran’s background in special education and experience in working with children in Europe and Asia has given him an ability to understand different cultural milieu and their impact on visual/learning abilities.
Zoran’s work with adults is focused on non-surgical management of certain forms of strabismus (squint), headache (migraine), blurred vision, and overall compensated quality of life due to insufficient visual abilities.
HELD IN-PERSON @ THE BODYTALK CENTRE AND ALSO ON ZOOM
Only 24 In-Person participants will have the opportunity to have a brief visual screening after the talk to assess their vision. Kindly cater an additional hour for the free screening.
Unlimited participants on Zoom