What is Myopia Control?
Myopia(short-sightedness) control is a method used to slow down myopia progression when children are at young age. It is important because it protects children from the risk of sight threatening problems related to high myopia (e.g. glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments) or even blindness after they grow up.
We recommended children age between 7-16 yro to start myopia control to protect them from developing eye disease as they age.
The myopia control treatments we offer are:
- DIMS Myosmart spectacle lens
- Myopilux spectacle lenses
- Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
- Peripheral defocus soft contact lens or spectacle lens
Which myopia control method is suitable for my child?
The method used for myopia control could vary depending on individual condition and lifestyle. Optometrist will assess which is the most suitable method for your child by examining their vision and general eye health. If you are interested to find out more, please feel free to make an appointment with our optometrist today.
What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), is a non-surgical procedure using customize contact lens to gently shape the curvature of the cornea to improve vision, so that its users can see clear without wearing glasses/contact lens correction during the day.
Benefits of Ortho-K
- Clear vision without glasses or contact lens in daytime
- Reversible and non-surgical vision correction
- Slow down myopia progression in children
- Children age with rapid myopia progression
- Under -4.00D myopia and less than -1.50cyl
- Age above 7 yro or those who are capable to understand and comply with treatment procedure
- Adults prefer a safe and reversible treatment for clear daytime vision than irreversible refractive surgery
What’s the procedure of Ortho-K treatment?
Ortho-K fitting will be performed after a typical contact lens consultation.
Base on the corneal topography result, suitable candidate will be prescribed with a pair of custom-made RGP lenses to reshape the shape of his/her cornea to improve vision.
The wearer wears the lenses at night to sleep for typically 6-7 hours/night to achieve clear vision in daytime without glasses or contact lens.
All ortho-K wearers are required to return for regular eye check as indicated by the optometrist to ensure optimal eye health and vision is achieved throughout the whole treatment period.