Eye health is an important part of overall health. Knowing the anatomy of your eyes and having regular eye examination is the best way to keep your eyes healthy.

The illustration below gives you an overall view of the different parts of the eye and how they work to help you see clearly and interact with your world.

Click on each thumbnail below to learn more about the different conditions that may affect your eye health.

General Eye Care

Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cornea & External Eye Disease
Medical & Surgical Retina
Ocular Inflammation & Immunology


Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus
Refractive Surgery

About Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)           

Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) was incorporated on 3 March 1989 and commenced operation in October 1990. It is the designated national eye centre within the public sector healthcare network. SNEC spearheads and coordinates the provision of specialised ophthalmological services with emphasis on quality education and research, with a faculty of 80 ophthalmologists.

SNEC is part of the Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) academic cluster of four hospitals, five national specialty centres, eight primary healthcare polyclinics and three community hospitals. Since its opening in 1990, 10 subspecialties have been established to provide a full range of eye treatment from primary to tertiary levels for the entire spectrum of eye conditions.

Clinical Service

SNEC offers 10 major subspecialties, a range surpassed by few eye centres in the world. It provides specialist eye care to more than 50 per cent of patients in the public sector and is renowned for its clinical excellence, the enduring legacy of founding Medical Director, the late Professor Arthur Lim.

SNEC is one of the few institutions in the world that records every single major operation for teaching and monitoring of surgery to ensure high standards and outcomes. The impact has been tremendous. At SNEC, the success rate of cataract surgeries is about 99% (visual outcome of 6/12 or better).

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