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 management are treatments to control progression of myopia by slowing down the elongation of eye.
Myopia control is important as it reduces the risk of vision-threatening diseases associated with high myopia like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and macular degeneration.
Methods of myopia control available:
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It may be due to eye fatigue or eye strain. It may cause discomfort and tiredness to the eyes when you are doing long hours of computer work, reading, writing or driving.
As Myopia is usually inherited, it may not be preventable. However, we can slow down the progression of myopia with special myopia control glasses or contact lenses. Early detection might be able to delay or avoid the onset and early intervention will have better accumulative efficacy and prognosis of complications.
Progressive spectacle is a popular alternative of bifocal spectacle as there are no distinct lines seen on the lenses. These lenses work by gradually changing the prescription so as to allow wearers to see from distance to intermediate and then to near vision clearly.
An occupational spectacle has similar function as a progressive spectacle, providing mainly clear intermediate and near vision for the wearer. These lenses are ideal for prolong usage of desktop/computer work as the viewing area for intermediate vision is much wider.
Switch to multifocal contact lenses. These lenses provide you with good, functional vision for distance and near vision without having to wear spectacles.