See, hear & eat better
Nationwide functional screening programme is now on and you can make sure your vision, hearing and oral health are in good health.
Project Silver Screen (PSS) is a nationwide functional screening programme for Singaporeans aged 60 and above. It consists of three simple and pain-free checks to ensure one’s vision, hearing and oral health are in good health. Project Silver Screen is an initiative by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Temasek Foundation Cares to bring functional screening to more seniors in the community as part of the ongoing efforts in preventive health to help seniors age well in place.
- Check your eyes! – You will be asked to read off a chart while standing some distance away. You will be assessed on whether you need spectacles or need further follow-up tests.
- Check your ears! – You will fill up a simple questionnaire, followed by checks on your ear canal and ability to hear sounds of different frequencies and volumes.
- Check your mouth! – You will undergo a simple and painless check on eight areas of your oral health – lips, tongue, gums and tissues, saliva, natural teeth, dentures, oral cleanliness and dental pain.
The screenings are free for Pioneer Generation members, and S$2 for Merdeka Generation members and Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) (blue and orange) card holders. For everyone else, it’s S$5.
Call the AIC Hotline at 1800 650 6060 (Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm or Saturday: 8.30am to 4pm except public holidays) or visit www.projectsilverscreen.sg for the latest schedule of functional screening sessions in your area.
** Do take note that these screenings are for Singaporeans aged 60 and above. You are eligible to be screened once a year only. Bring along your NRIC, Pioneer Generation or CHAS card on the day of screening, as well as any assistive devices (e.g. dentures, spectacles, hearing aids) that you may be currently using.