Myopia

4 Reasons Why you Need Myopia Control Lens

So you’re looking to get myopia control lenses but are not sure why you should make the switch from the traditional single vision lenses. Well, here are 4 reasons why you should jump on board this new technology! 

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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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How do I know if I'm suitable for LASIK?

At the moment we are doing $5 screening because a lot of patients pay $130 consultation fees just to find out they are unsuitable for LASIK. The main determinant for the LASIK procedure is the thickness of the cornea. Only about 5% may not be suitable for LASIK.

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What is the risk of bladeless LASIK for older adults?

From my experience, the risk of corneal decompensation is the same as young people. If you don’t screen correctly you will allow someone who shouldn’t do LASIK undergo the procedure, you will get in trouble. I think the success rate is exactly the same. You could argue that maybe it’s different if ...

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Is it true that your colleagues in ophthalmology mostly wear contacts and glasses and not opt for Lasik?

There are still eye specialists wearing glasses. There are many specialists that we have done LASIK for but there are still many specialists that are wearing glasses. So I really think it's really a freedom whether you want that lifestyle choice. It is a cosmetic procedure like some people have done their double ...

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I have myopia. Can I go through with myopia surgery?

80% of Singaporeans are myopic, 20% are long-sighted, and about 40% will have astigmatism. Think of it as a 4 in 1 procedure. Not only do you remove cataracts, but you also eliminate and reduce myopia and reduce lao hua all in one procedure. This will leave you entirely spectacle free! These changes will last a ...

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If I have corrected my myopia can I develop lao hua yan (presbyopia)?

If the cornea has sufficient thickness left you can still do some LASIK. Especially if you have not got cataracts because you are still relatively young (around 50 years of age). If the cornea has no more thickness left because of the first LASIK, then you cannot undergo any further LASIK and should get a lens implant.

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What do I need to consider when it comes to Lasik and Cataract Surgery?

Novena Bladeless Cataract Surgery & Eye Specialist Centre offers these services: iLASIK Implantable contact lens Phacoemulsification Cataract surgery Bladeless laser cataract surgery Floaters laser treatment    Screening is important for these conditions: Glaucoma  Cornea ...

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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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How does not wearing glasses and letting my vision remain blurry cure myopia?

Myopia tends to gradually increase with age. Leaving your vision blurry doesn’t cure myopia at all.  In fact, if you do not use glasses to get a clear vision, it may cause eye strains as well as headaches. This happens when your eyes are not able to focus clearly and properly. This may cause your myopia ...

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