Myopia Control

WHAT IS SHORTSIGHTEDNESS? Shortsightedness, also known as myopia, is a condition whereby the light/image entering the eyes is wrongly focused, causing blurriness in distant objects. Increasing or uncorrected myopia among children, will affect their academic performance and learning process in school. There is also a higher risk of diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and macula degeneration if high degree myopia is left untreated. Based on a research done by our optometrist Mr.Darren Toh with Prof.Dr.Norhani Mohidin of National University of Malaysia (UKM), the estimated prevalence rate of shortsightedness among schoolchildren (with Chinese ethnicity) in Malaysia is at an concerning rate of 49.4%, and will continue to rise in the next 5 years. Optika Optometrist

RISK FACTORS OF SHORTSIGHTEDNESS?

Genetics Shortsightedness tends to be more prevalent in Asian ethnicity especially Chinese and Japanese ethnicity. Hereditary Shortsightedness tends to run in families. Children with parents who are both shortsighted are more likely to be shortsighted as well. Bad reading habit (Poor lighting, improper posture) Long hours and excessive amount of near work.
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WHAT DO WE DO?

At Optika Optometrist, Our optometrist’s main goals in myopia (shortsightedness) management for children is NOT to correct the power with glasses only, NEITHER change new lenses when power increase, but to SLOW DOWN and CONTROL the progression of shortsightedness from becoming too high. Both of our consultant optometrists has special interest in shortsightedness control, and in fact are involved in academic research related to shortsightedness control as well.  

we provide mainly 3 approaches in controlling your children’s shortsightedness:

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Corneal Refractive Therapy

(Orthokeratology or Ortho-K) which is by far is the most successful method in slowing down and controlling the progression of shortsightedness. know more about Ortho-K
 
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Myopia Control Lenses

which is a special customized spectacle lenses used to correct your child’s shortsightedness more efficiently taking into considerations of near vision adaptation. We prescribe and dispense a few types of myopia control spectacle lenses depending on the child’s prescription and vision status, such as Hoya MiyoSmart, Essilor Myopilux, Zeiss Myovision and Kodak Kids.

Myopia Control Disposable Contact Lenses

At Optika Optometrist, we offer an alternative approach in myopia control by using a special daily disposable contact lens called MiSight. MiSight is developed by Cooper Vision, and uses ActivControl Technology to allow children to see clearly and slow down their myopia progression and eyeball growth. MiSight is specifically targeted for children who are not a good candidate for Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) but wanted a solution which is more effective than myopia control spectacle lenses.

Myopia control is now available in Optika Optometrist

Visit Optika Optometrist in Damansara Uptown today to learn more about myopia control!

and how to safeguard your child's vision!

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