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
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
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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