Myopia

5 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Myopia

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is a refractive defect. Refractive error happens when the eye doesn't correctly bend (refract) light. Light is not properly focused and images are not clear. Through myopia, nearby objects appear visible while distant objects look blurry

Glasses are not only a fashion item for the majority of Singaporeans but also a requirement to correct poor vision due to myopia.

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3 Ways to Manage Childhood Myopia

Myopia or nearsightedness is an eye condition that results in blurred vision for distant objects. People with myopia have more difficulty seeing objects that are far away, such as while driving, than objects that are close by, such as reading or using a computer [1]. Unless myopia is treated with corrective lenses or surgery, it can result in squinting, eyestrain, headaches, and, in the worst cases, serious loss of vision.

Singapore has one of the highest rates for childhood myopia in the world, so don't panic if your little one comes home from school with a letter suggesting glasses for them. There are plenty of choices out there, and plenty of places to find just what you need for your little ones.

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