Dr Val Phua graduated from medical studies in the National University of Singapore (NUS) with an MBBS in 2011 and started his postgraduate training in Ophthalmology in 2012, graduating with a Master’s degree from NUS (MMED) and a specialist postgraduate qualification in Ophthalmology from UK (FRCOphth London) in 2019.
Before joining Eagle Eye Centre, Dr Phua was a resident at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He has presented at multiple local and international ophthalmology conferences including Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congree (MS-JOC), Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting. He has published in several peer reviewed journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (IOVS), American Journal of Ophthalmoogy (AJO), British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open Quality and British Medical Journal (BMJ) Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. Dr Phua is passionate about teaching and education and was a contributing author to the Ophthalmology textbook “Practical Guide to VIVA and OSCE in Ophthalmology Examinations” and was the first author of another specialist textbook “Fundamental OSCE Guide in Ophthalmology”.
Despite the demands of a busy schedule, Dr Phua is a devoted Christian, a loving husband and father to his family. He is actively involved in teaching Sunday school and believes in a well-balanced lifestyle. He was a competitive swimmer and water polo player and captained the water polo team at Anglo-Chinese-School (Independent) and Anglo-Chinese-Junior-College at the “C”, “B” and “A” divisions. He went on to represent Singapore at the FINA Junior Water Polo World Championships. Today he continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a regular exercise schedule.