The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

26 May 2014

Sight Alright for PWAs

Dr. Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso is a respected optometrist who has been active in PWD advocacy. She specializes in fitting contact lenses for children, persons with high astigmatism, keratoconus, dry eye and presbyopia, orthokeratology, and vision therapy. A member of a volunteer team of optometrists called Doctors on Sight, she is also a member and fellow of different optometry boards and organizations here and abroad such as American Academy of Optometry, Asia Pacific Council of Optometry, Developmental and Behavioral Optometry Philippines, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Philippine College of Optometrists. As an advocate, she is the Chairperson of Special Olympics Philippines Healthy Athletes Program.



Dr. Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso is inviting ASP members to free comprehensive vision examination. This will be held at Lions Eye Center in Bernardo Park, Kamuning Edsa, Quezon City. (Map)

The volunteer doctors are professionally trained to do eye examinations which cover checking of farsightedness and nearsightedness, checking of internal health of the eyes, checking of eye pressure, checking the film of the retina, checking the ability to see 3D, and evaluating the health of their macula. The doctors will also check for dry eye, cataract, retinal problems, and even glaucoma.

If you wish to avail of the free comprehensive vision examination for children and adults with autism, who are members of the Autism Society Philippines, please follow the steps below:

1. Registered online today by filling out the form below completely.

2. Select a schedule at least five (5) calendar days from when you filled out the form. The free examination is by appointment only and will be held every Mondays to Fridays at 9:00am – 2:00pm; and Wednesdays at 12:00nn - 5:00pm.

3. The ASP National Office will coordinate with the Lions Eye Center; and confirm the schedule for the entire week. Schedules will be released every Tuesday for the next seven (7) days via text.

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