It has been awarded:

  • Singapore Promising Brands Award
  • Singapore Brand Award
  • SME 500 Award (Singapore Association of Trade and Commerce)
  • Singapore Best Eye Specialist Award (Top 3 and Gold Medalist) ExpatLiving Readers’ Choice Awards in 2022 and 2023
  • IGARD Vision Therapy Centre is established since 2004; Qualified since 1998, Fully Registered & Licensed in Singapore (OOB: E0801262I, Ministry of Health)
  • One of Asia’s Most Qualified Vision Therapy Doctors (VTOD) with Triple Clinical Fellowships (FAAO, FACBO, FCOVD), International Board Certifications and Accreditations in Behavioural Optometry and Vision Therapy
  • Awarded the prestigious David & Diane Goss Fellowship by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in 2020
  • Awarded Science Communication Trg Fellowship by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in 2020
  • Research by Dr Yap was featured as “New and Important in Pediatric Ophthalmology” by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) in 2019 and 2020 
  • Dr Yap is ranked amongst Singapore’s Top 3 Experts in the areas of Amblyopia, Astigmatism and Visual Evoked Potentials (i.e. testing of visual processing or brainwaves) by Expertscape
  • The team graduated from the University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Manchester (UK), University of London (UK), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London (UK), University College London (UK), City University of London (UK), University of South Wales (UK) and Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)
  • Dr Yap is Globally Recognised with Scientific Publications Across Topics in Adult and Childhood Amblyopia, Children Visual Development, Visual Floaters, Visual Evoked Potentials, Visual Perception, Neuro Visual Rehabilitation (Vision Therapy), Vision Related Learning Challenges (e.g. Dyslexia), and Oculomotor Dysfunction in Children and Adults with mTBI and Concussion (References)
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Dec 2023: IGARD Pte Ltd receives the Singapore SME 500 Award 2023 from the Association of Trade and Commerce Singapore. Receiving the SME 500 trophy is Ms Carol Lee, a Senior Healthcare Administrator and Senior Manager of the clinic. Established since 2004, IGARD has a focus on paediatric optometry, vision therapy and orthokeratology treatment. In 2008, they became the first clinic in Singapore to receive the full accreditation in Behavioural Optometry from the UK. They also received the Best Eye Clinic (Gold Medal) in 2023. The clinic is headed by Dr Yap Tiong Peng, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Fellow of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists.


2023 WCO Certification in Advocacy and Leadership: We are happy to share that Dr Yap Tiong Peng is the first Singaporean to complete the World Council of Optometry (WCO) certification program on Advocacy and Leadership. Dr Yap said, “I am humbled to be selected by the World Council of Optometry to attend the advocacy and leadership program. It is an 3-month intensive course which prepares future leaders to lead the profession through advocacy and public health initiatives; it entails a series of lectures, assignments and reading materials from Indiana University in the United States, and I had to complete a capstone project at the end of the course. This year, I also attended the WCO annual meeting in Melbourne, Australia. I am very grateful to the WCO for this learning opportunity.”

July 31, 2023, Singapore: We are pleased to announce that IGARD Pte Ltd (Co. Reg. 200402323G) has passed all assessments and have made it to the Singapore SME 500 Award 2023. This award is significant as it affirms the business standards, qualities and performance. The Singapore SME 500 Award is one of Singapore’s highly regarded business accolade that recognises local enterprises for its business qualities, excellence and capabilities. The assessment is conducted by the Association of Trade & Commerce (Singapore) and part of the process includes evaluating enterprises in its quantitative and qualitative aspects, including the ability to further develop the business and scale its market. Established since 2004, IGARD Pte Ltd is Singapore’s most recognisable brand for vision therapy and neuro-visual rehabilitation, as it has proven to consistently uphold the highest clinical standards and practices. Many people may not know that the name “IGARD” originally stand for “Improving and Guarding Against Reading Difficulties”, as the main goal of IGARD is to improve the quality-of-life of adults and children who are suffering from vision problems that are hindering reading. However, a full fledged paediatric vision clinic is established in 2006. Besides focusing on vision therapy, there are a wide range of clinical services that has become very popular with patients, including the testing of visual processing disorders, complex ophthalmic prescriptions, orthokeratology treatments and children myopia control. Headed by Dr Yap Tiong Peng, the clinic utilises evidence based techniques and it is best known for childhood myopia interventions and the treatment of vision problems associated with learning challenges, childhood developmental issues and special needs. The Association of Trade & Commerce (Singapore) (ATC) is a community organisation that was established to represent and champion for the interests of Singapore enterprises and to bridge our social compact, promoting an inclusive and compassion society.



2023: Best Eye Specialist Award (Gold Medal)

This is official! IGARD is voted the Best Eye Specialist Award (Gold Medal). Established since 2004 and run by Dr Yap & Associates, IGARD is the first in Singapore to receive full accreditation in Behavioural Optometry and the first in Singapore to receive US board certification in Vision Therapy. ExpertScape ranks Dr Yap amongst Singapore’s top 5 experts in amblyopia (lazy eyes) and astigmatism.

Thank you to our patients and supporters! The 2023 Best Eye Specialist Award (Gold Medal) has been awarded to IGARD, Eye Care and Vision Therapy (Dr Yap and Associates). IGARD will soon be celebrating its 20th Anniversary too!


Senior Consultant Optometrist Yap Tiong Peng (IGARD Group) and Singapore Health Minister Mr Gan Kim Yong.

Senior Consultant Optometrist Yap Tiong Peng (IGARD Group Singapore) receiving a certificate of appreciation from Singapore Member of Parliament Mr Alex Yam at the People’s Association.

Yap Tiong Peng presented at the 54th International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (Pediatrics Symposium) on Transient Visual Evoked Potentials in Children with Bilateral Refractive Amblyopia (2016).

IGARD (Paediatric Optometry Pte Ltd) – one of the best eye clinics in Singapore


Some of the things that we have achieved for the past one year:

  • Presented for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Paediatric Optometry – Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore – June/July 2015
  • Presented for Continuing Education Lecture entitled “Refraction and dispensing for children and adults with anisometropia” – Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore – Oct 2015
  • Presentation entitled “Cortical processing of a child with refractive astigmatic amblyopia” at the Asia Pacific Optometric Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Oct 2015
  • Singapore Brands Award (presented on Jan 2016) and Singapore Prominent Brand (Emergent) Award (presented in April 2016) in recognition of the team’s work at IGARD.
  • Presented on Continuing Education Lecture on Neurodevelopmental Optometry – National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Feb 2016
  • Presented on Continuing Education Lecture on Neurodevelopmental Optometry – Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore – Feb 2016
  • Interviewed by Young Parents (A magazine from Singapore Press Holdings) and featured on the March 2016 issue entitled “Poor vision causes bad grades?” . It is also published online in May 2016.
  • Presentation entitled “Cortical Processing in Children with Bilateral Refractive Amblyopia” at the Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, St Louis, Missouri, USA – April 2016 (Yap, Boon, Suttle and Luu)
  • Lectured on “Vision Therapy and Brain Injuries” to Postgrad Students on the MSc Clinical Optometry at the National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – April/May 2016
  • Published article entitled “Optical shops must go beyond refraction-only services” on The Straits Times – May 2016
  • Published an article on “Driving and Vision” on Singapore’s Highway Magazine in association with the Singapore Optometric Association and Automobile Association of Singapore – June 2016