Myopia Control Lenses in Singapore

Myopia control lenses aid in myopia progression control in children. People’s Optics offers specific treatment options through Myopia control lenses, Ortho-K lenses and contact lenses in Singapore.

Myopia Control Lenses and Their Purpose

Myopia control lenses have been specially designed to hinder the accelerated eye growth that characterizes childhood myopia. The design of the lenses is based on how images are focused on the various parts of the retina that transmits all visual information.

How Myopia Control Lenses Work

When using regular vision correction methods such as single vision contact lenses or glasses, the image’s central part is focused precisely on the retina, ensuring a clear central vision. However, the peripheral light rays tend to focus behind the retina, which contributes to faster growth, and for a myopic eye during childhood, this rapid growth is already a concern.

The central principle behind myopia progression control via spectacles and contact lenses is to reverse this profile by ensuring that peripheral light rays focus on the retina’s front while maintaining clear central vision. This alteration in the optical profile generates a ‘slow down’ signal for eye growth. Consequently, any reduction in the speed of eye growth also leads to myopia progression control and regression.

Use of Myopia Control Lenses in Singapore

Contact lenses hold an edge over spectacles in achieving the desired peripheral focus profile due to their direct placement on the eye surface and their ability to move with the eye. This feature is achieved through clever optical designs.

Amidst rising concerns over an increase in myopia prevalence in Singapore, advanced myopia control lenses offer a much-needed convenient solution for children. At People’s Optics, we offer a variety of treatment options to provide a solution tailored to the needs of your child.

Our range of myopia control treatment includes

Myopia Control Spectacle Lenses

Ideal for use during the day; these can help slow myopia progression if use is started in childhood leading to young adulthood.

Ortho-K Lenses

Recommended to be worn for sleep. The Ortho-K lenses are rigid and, when worn during sleep, help in reshaping the cornea gently so as to improve vision during the day.

Soft Contact Lenses

The use of soft myopia control contact lenses in Singapore have gained prominence. These lenses are specifically designed to address myopia progression control, offering an effective solution for children. These kids-friendly disposable lenses are perceived to be highly instrumental in myopia progression control in children.

Myopia Control Programme​

Start Controlling Your Child’s Myopia Progression From Today!

More and more children are developing myopia at an earlier age. The younger a child develops myopia, the faster it will progress, the higher it becomes.

Even -1.00D of myopia carries an increased risk of vision-threatening complications later in life. As myopia increases, the risks of such complications also significantly increases.

While myopia cannot be reversed, slowing down the rate of myopia progression in children can keep it from getting worse. This can promote better vision now and protect their eye health for the future.

Did you know – It is estimated that 50% of the world’s population will become myopic by 2050?

This is due to: 
– Increased screen time 
– Less time spent outdoors 
– Increased near vision tasks 

Impact of High Myopia:

  • Higher risk of Retinal Detachment  
  • Macular Degeneration in Macula 
  • Higher risk of Glaucoma 
  • Cataract in later-age

What is Myopia Control Programme?

Myopia Control Programme is developed by our experienced eyecare practitioner that not just aims to correct your child’s vision, but to control the fast progression of Myopia with the use of several treatment options such as Myopia Control Lenses, Soft Contact Lenses and Ortho-K lenses (OK Lenses)

If your child is suitable, we will customize a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs, as well as personalized eyecare modifications and lifestyle recommendations.

Just like visiting a Dentist for Orthodontic Braces, you will be seen by us on the 2nd week and every 6 monthly for review. During our programme, we aim to monitor your child’s myopia very closely and we highly recommend that your child comes for the scheduled follow-up on a regular basis.

Also, we conduct phone/video call consultation on a regular basis to keep your child’s habit in check.

Benefits of Myopia Control Programme

  • Best possible vision 
  • Close monitoring 
  • Lesser frequent change of glasses 
  • Non-invasive 

During Your First Visit

Risk Assessment

We will ask questions to fully assess and manage risk factors for onset of myopia or myopia progression ​

Clinical Test

We conduct an eye check to ensure optimal outcomes for your child’s management plan. ​

Treatment Options

We will discuss the various treatment options and provide recommendation such as visual environment changes and most suitable solution.​

Myopia Control Lenses- Finding the best treatment for your child

As a part of the Myopia Control Programme, we are dedicated to aiding you in working out the best course of treatment for your child so as to aid in slowing down and curtailing myopia progression so they can enjoy a better quality of life. We offer multiple treatment options, and the selection of the right course for your child will be determined, taking into account their comfort, profile, and assessment.

Is your child showing any symptoms of myopia? Please get in touch or book an appointment today to have them examined so we can work together to devise the best course of treatment.

Frequently Asked Question

Our programme is currently recommended to all myopia children who are: 

  • starting to get myopia 
  • already myopic 

It is generally expected that children can adapt and get used to the Myopia Control Programme over time. However, the ease of adjustment may vary from one child to another, depending on factors such as their age, personality, comfort with wearing corrective lenses, and overall attitude towards the treatment.

For children who have worn glasses or contact lenses before, the transition to the Myopia Control Programme may be smoother since they are already accustomed to wearing visual aids. On the other hand, for those who are new to wearing corrective lenses, it may take some time for them to adjust to the feeling of the lenses or orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses if included in the programme.

Here are some tips to help your child adapt to the Myopia Control Programme:

  1. Explain the Benefits: It’s essential to communicate with your child about the importance of the programme and the benefits it can bring, such as potentially slowing down or stopping the progression of myopia, improving their vision, and safeguarding their eye health.
  2. Patience and Support: Be patient and supportive during the initial stages. Some children may experience minor discomfort or irritation as they start using the new lenses or treatments. Encourage them to share their feelings and address any concerns they may have.
  3. Consistency: Encourage consistent use of the prescribed lenses or treatments as recommended by the eyecare professional. Consistency is crucial for the success of the programme.
  4. Positive Reinforcement: Celebrate the progress and improvements your child makes throughout the treatment. Positive reinforcement can motivate them to continue with the programme.
  5. Follow-up Visits: Regular follow-up visits with us are vital. They can address any issues, make adjustments if necessary, and ensure the programme is still appropriate for your child’s needs.
  6. Age-Appropriate Options: For younger children, colourful and fun frames or contact lenses can make the experience more enjoyable and appealing.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of myopia control can vary from person to person. Some individuals may respond exceptionally well to the treatment and experience significant benefits, while others may see more modest results. The success of the programme also relies on early detection and intervention. Starting the treatment at a younger age when myopia is still developing tends to yield better outcomes.

Our programme last for a year and it includes 4 quarterly follow-ups.  Our follow-up includes the following review process: 

  • Review symptoms 
  • Confirm behavioural changes are in place 
  • Unaided vision 
  • Clinical Testing 

According to recent research, there is potential to manage the progression of myopia before it worsens. Our Myopia Control Programme is aimed at safeguarding children from elevated risks of eye conditions linked to severe myopia via the use of appropriate lenses. We provide treatment regimens to slow down and even halt the advancement of myopia.

Through a personalized eye care plan, clinicians have demonstrated the significant slowing down the progression of myopia. The Myopia Control Programme incorporates a screening tool specifically created to facilitate early detection and correction of myopia, thereby reducing the risk of progression and related eye issues. By taking into account clinically proven factors associated with myopia development, the screening tool calculates the probability of your child developing myopia, enabling us to make accurate predictions and connect you with a specialist.

Our ultimate aim is to assist parents in effectively slowing down and stopping the advancement of nearsightedness in their children. By utilizing this comprehensive programme, we strive to safeguard your child’s vision and promote their long-term eye health.

Ortho-k lenses are rigid forms of vision-correcting lenses and are recommended for use during sleep. They can be significantly helpful in improving vision during the daytime. Our skilled optometrist can guide you about the right choice of myopia control lenses for your child. 

MiSight are soft disposable lenses that are easy to use and take off at night. They are comfortable to wear, and their efficacy in myopia progression control is well-established.

The Myopia Control Programme is designed to provide a detailed assessment followed by a tailored treatment plan so your child receives the treatment that is in their best interest. Please book an appointment with us for a detailed assessment. 

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