The use of health care vouchers for optometric purposes has always been controversial, mainly because of the many different ways of using health care vouchers and the varied requirements of customers. Which have given rise to different ideas and misunderstandings among the public about the wordings and the original meaning of health care vouchers. 

In fact, many elderly people will encounter blurred vision. The experience tells us that most of them will not take the initiative to face the problem. Certainly, they do not have very high vision requirements, such as a common refractive error, most of them will not urgent to deal with it. However, from a professional point of view, elderly people are at a higher risk of encountering different underlying degenerative conditions or eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic upper eye. Which are closely related to their physical conditions.

The health care vouchers are placed at the optometric level with the aim of encouraging the elderly to be more willing to go to professional optical shops for a comprehensive eye health check-up to understand their own eye health conditions. Finally, come up with a plan to protect their eyes and enhance their eyesight.

Health Care Voucher "Elderly Eye Examination Service" includes:

1. Consultations
2. Refraction
3. Cataract Screening Programme
4. Glaucoma Screening Programme
5. Vitreous and Retinal Disease Screening Programme
6. Comprehensive Vision Assessment and Targeted Recommendations 

*The Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme allows two spousal elderly persons aged 65 or above who are eligible to use health care vouchers to share each other's health care vouchers with the consent of both parties and after linking their health care voucher accounts. At present, the amount of health care vouchers payable to each eligible elderly person is $2,000 per year, and the maximum cumulative amount of health care vouchers is $8,000. Starting from the year in which elders become eligible for the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme, the amount of health care vouchers they are entitled to in that year will be automatically credited to their health care voucher accounts on 1 January.

Any unused voucher amount can continue to be used in subsequent years. There is no limit to the retention period of unused vouchers, but the total amount accumulated in each eligible elderly account as at 1 January each year (i.e. the sum of the voucher amount issued on 1 January of that year plus the unused voucher amount of the previous years) must not exceed the prevailing maximum voucher accumulation amount.

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