The Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administration Region announced in his 2013 Policy Address that HK$100 million would be earmarked for each district to initiate projects under the Signature Project Scheme, with the project to address local needs, or highlight the characteristics of the district and to have a visible and lasting impact on the community.
The School of Optometry is collaborating with Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association to provide subsidized comprehensive eye examinations to Kwai Tsing district’s elderly residents from 2015. Under the Scheme, all eligible elderly can apply for an eye examination through the Kwai Tsing District Office which will draw lots for the applications. Our School will provide the eye examinations by the student optometrists under the supervision of our staff in the Integrative Community Health Centre and prescribe spectacles for eligible patients, with the eye examinations and spectacles service subsidized through the Signature Project Scheme in the Kwai Tsing district. The Kwai Tsing Signature Project, which concluded successfully in December 2020, has served over 10,000 needy people.
Further information and application details can be obtained at the project website: http://www.kwaitsingsps.org.hk