Joanna Saigal, Senior Principal Orthoptist at Singapore National Eye Centre, was drawn to being an eye care professional from the young age of 12! She paid a visit to an eye clinic as she was having difficulty seeing the words on the whiteboard at school.
"I was intrigued by the tests that were performed on me, and I remember envisioning myself examining other people’s eyes and it just felt right. Little did I know that I would go on to pursue an exciting career as an Orthoptist nine years later!" shares Joanna.
After 22 years in this field, she describes her career as rewarding, interesting and diverse. Joanna sees both young and adult patients from all walks of life, with various eye muscle disorders. Very often, she receives deep gratitude and appreciation from her patients, especially those with debilitating double vision, who can regain their single vision with the help of an orthoptist and are able to resume their lives normally.
"The best part of my job is helping my patients improve their quality of life. The happiness they feel when their vision is restored is what keeps me going!"
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