Seminar on “Comprehensive Primary Eyecare Exam: an important part of preventive health care which safeguards your eyesight and wellness”
Speaker :
Dr. Marco Kong
An optometrist experienced in both clinical and basic science
(Google Scholar h-Index: 20, Chi Wing Kong)


(Course Code : 282019)


About the Seminar :

In this seminar, you will learn about the following:
a) What are the roles of optometrists in the modern healthcare system? What are the differences
among opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists?
b) What is a primary eyecare exam? Why is it important?
c) Is there a best timing for kids to do their first eye exam? How does it impact on their proper
visual development?
d) Short-sightedness: what are the impacts on eye health? What are the latest effective ways
to manage/ control short-sightedness growth?
e) Common eye diseases of the 40+: any tips to protect/ prolong good eye health?
f) Computer vision syndrome: what is it? Eye strain, headade, dry eye, and the blue light harzard
etc..are they all related?
g) Info of some latest optical products in the market
h) Q&A



Date: 15 October 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (6:45pm Registration)
Venue: RSM Hong Kong Office
29/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Medium: Cantonese, Handout in English
Enrolment Fee: HK$100 (Member or Associate of AHKA)
HK$150 (Non-member)


About the Speaker:

Dr. Marco Kong
An optometrist experienced in both clinical and basic science
(Google Scholar h-Index: 20, Chi Wing Kong)

Professional Qualifications:
1. HKSAR registered Optometrist (Part I, since 1997)
2. BSc in Optometry (First Class Honors, 1997, HK PolyU)
3. Clinical Supervisor (School of Optometry, 1999-2004, HK PolyU)
4. Ph.D. in Vision Science (Glaucoma, 2005, HK PolyU)
5. Postdoc Fellow (Cataract and Dry Eye Disease, 2005-2008, Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai, New York City, United States of America)
6. Research Assistant Professor (Regenerative Medicine, 2010-2017, HKU)
7. Honorary Assistant Professor (Dept. of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2016-2017, HKU)
8. Visiting Problem-based Learning Tutor (Optometry, 2013-present, HK PolyU)

Professional Awards:
1. Hong Kong Optometric Association Prize (Outstanding Clinical Placement Performance,
1997/98, HK PolyU)
2. Faculty Distinguished Ph.D. Thesis Award (Notable Candidate, 2005/06, HK PolyU)

On the Media:
1. Invited specialist columnist for the renowned parenthood website: Ohpama.com
2. Invited specialist columnist for the newspaper column: “醫生話你知” on Headline Daily
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