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Myopia Management


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The prevalence of Myopia in Singapore is one of the highest in the world, with 65% of the children being myopic by the age of 12 and 83% of young adults being myopic.

Myopia (Negative-powered refractive error) is a chronic, progressive disease characterized by excessive eye elongation, risk of associated sight-threatening complications such as early cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachments and macular degeneration.



There are no safe level for myopia. Any Degree Of Myopia Increases The Risk Of Sight-Threatening Complications.

Myopia management methods include:



Myopia Control Ophthalmic Lenses

Unlike your regular ophthalmic lenses, these lenses are specially

designed for children to slow down the growth of eyeball and

myopia progression.

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Soft Contact Lenses

MiSight® is a Children-friendly daily disposable contact lens that

enables your child to see clearly and at the same time control the

myopia progression.



Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Lenses

Ortho-K Lenses is a gas-permeable contact lens that is designed

to be worn overnight during sleep. It reshapes the cornea during

your sleep and upon removal of lens; you should be able to see

clearly without spectacles or other contact lenses.

It is suitable for both adult and children.

Johnson&Johnson has introduced Abiliti Overnight lenses which is a collaboration with Menicon to bring forward therapeutic contact lenses for myopia management under the Abiliti brand.


  • Reports of increased myopia prevalence in children first emerged in Asia in the 1980s.
  • The number of people with myopia has nearly doubled within the past 20 years in both Eastern and Western Societies
  • Prevalence among young adults is reported to be above 80% in many Asian regions, and 50% in the U.S. and parts of Europe
  • Children in the first wave of high myopia prevalence (those born after 1970) are now on the cusp of experiencing sight-threatening complications as adults
  • Half of the world’s population is projected to be myopic by 2050 with nearly one billion people expected to have high myopia.
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Understanding Myopia

Myopia, also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is an eye condition where images of distant objects appear blurry. This can make it challenging to view items like the television, wall clock, and road signs. The cause of myopia can be attributed to either the eyeball growing too long (axial length) or the cornea and lens being too curved in relation to the length of the eyeball. In a myopic eye, images are focused in front of the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in blurry vision for distant objects.

Myopia can be treated with corrective glasses or contact lenses.

Contact Lenses for Myopia in Singapore

Contact lenses have become a popular option for vision correction. Atlantic Optical offers a wide range of contact lens products from different brands in Singapore to suit your needs. Customised contact lenses for myopia are also available for individuals with high prescriptions. Myopia control lenses are also necessary to slow the growth of eyeball length which lead to myopia progression if left unchecked.

  • Myopia Control Lenses in Singapore

The prevalence of Myopia in Singapore is one of the highest in the world, with 65% of the children being myopic by the age of 12 and 83% of young adults being myopic. Myopia control lenses are necessary to retard the excessive lengthening of the eyeball of a growing child which is a leading cause of myopia progression. Uncontrolled, high myopia will be the result. Atlantic Optical utilise eyeball axial length measurement equipment to effectively record and monitor the growth of eyeball length for children periodically which reveal the effectiveness of their myopia control methods. This important information allow us to refine the approach of myopia control and improve on the management.

  • Contact Lenses for High Myopia

High myopia, also referred to as pathological or severe myopia, is a condition characterized by an excessively elongated eyeball, causing light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. Individuals with extreme myopia often face challenges in seeing distant objects clearly. To address this, specialized solutions are necessary to ensure optimal vision and eye health. Atlantic Optical provides contact lenses designed to offer improved correction, catering to the needs of individuals with severe refractive errors.

Myopia Management Strategies

There are several strategies for managing myopia such as:

  • Outdoor Activities: Spending at least two hours a day engaging in outdoor activities can help to reduce the risk of myopia. Recent studies have shown that some sunlight exposure reduces the elongation of eyeball.
  • Limit Screen Time: Implement breaks during extended digital screens usage and follow the 20-20-20 rule can help reduce the development of myopia and alleviate eye strain. This rule involves taking a 20-second break to focus on an object 20 feet away every 20minutes.
  • Specialized myopia control lenses: Consider using myopia control contact lenses or spectacles to slow down progression of myopia. Ortho-K lenses is also an effective alternative to manage myopia without the use of glasses or soft contact lenses during the day.
  • Regular Eye Check-up: It is essential to bring a child of 5 to 6 years of age for an eye review to identify pre-myopic condition to allow prompt intervention for effective myopia control management. This will greatly minimise the risk of the kid developing potentially harmful myopia related illness in the future. A three-monthly eye review is suggested for children with pre-myopic symptoms as well as a 6 monthly eyeball axial length monitoring is crucial to determine the effectiveness of myopic control methods implemented.
  • Professional Advice from Optometrists: Be well informed of the child’s myopia management options available. These will include myopia Ortho K lenses, myopia control soft contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, myopia control spectacle lenses and atropine eye drop from ophthalmologists. Unrelenting research are constantly underway to develop even more effective myopia control methods which will be made available in the near future.

How to Select The Correct Contact Lenses?

Atlantic Optical will recommend suitable options available that enables you to have clear and comfortable vision that is tailored to your lifestyle and individual requirements. We are constantly updated with the latest technologies and products available to ensure we provide our consumers with the most up-to-date myopia management options. Prior to contact lens fitting, we will gather information about the wearer such as their age, motivation, eye prescription and lifestyle. This is followed by a comprehensive examination of the cornea and iris diameter to determine the suitable lens sizes. We also assess for any underlying conditions that may contraindicate contact lenses wear. Based on these information, suitable contact lenses options will be recommended with the cost discussed. Once the lenses are chosen, lens insertion and removal instructions will be provided to guide the wearers on proper handling of the contact lenses.

Address your Vision Concern with Atlantic Optical

Maintaining a good eye health involves effectively managing myopia through key strategies which include engaging in outdoor activities, maintaining a healthy diet, minimizing screen time, utilizing specialized eyewear, scheduling regular eye exams, and providing feedback to our optometrists during eye review. The combined implementation of these methods plays a crucial role in effectively slowing myopia progression. Seeking professional guidance ensures accurate diagnosis, customized treatments, and ongoing support for effective Myopia control. Arrange a discussion with Atlantic Optical eye care team to address your individual vision requirements.

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