All About Kids' Eye-sight

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by kboon2009 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:58 am

Thank you Angelight and jetsetter. Would optometrist be able to recommend treatments to reduce the myopia or can only prescribe spectacles? My child is 8 years old.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by jetsetter » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:52 am

kboon2009 wrote:Thank you Angelight and jetsetter. Would optometrist be able to recommend treatments to reduce the myopia or can only prescribe spectacles? My child is 8 years old.
No, an optometrist won't be able to do that...If you don't want your DD to wear glasses yet and want to check if she could be prescribed that atropine drip, you have to visit an ophthalmologist. :P

There are some eye clinics located in HDB estates. Ophthalmologists move around and are on duty in the heartlands a few hours per week. They are in private/public hospitals for the rest of the week.

Just google for the one nearest to your home. Type "Eye Specialist Clinic Jurong" for instance. If the timings are not good, then visit him/her at the HQ.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by leng8021 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:26 am

I do eye massage for my girl every night before sleep. She start wearing spec at P3. I use good glasses that helps to control her degree, now P6 her degree only increase slightly every year...

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by michong » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:51 am

Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by Juzgirlz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:54 pm

michong wrote:Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?
Hi michong, I recent just put my DD and DS on the lenses and they love it. although it does not cure their myopia, it is said to be able to stop it from getting worse. Cleaniness is very important, sometimes i have to clean the lenses for them. In my opinion it is very much better then atropine which the kids previously used because they are so happy now without having to wear glasses. After reading some articles about the lenses then i realised there are two types of orthok, standard and customised, luckily i got the later one for my kids. :sweat:


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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by michong » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:31 pm

Thanks for the feedback! How is the cost like? Heard that there are quite a few follow up sessions required as well? Do they feel uncomfortable having sth in their eyes while they go to sleep?

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by Homefree » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:39 pm

Juzgirlz wrote:
michong wrote:Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?
Hi michong, I recent just put my DD and DS on the lenses and they love it. although it does not cure their myopia, it is said to be able to stop it from getting worse. Cleaniness is very important, sometimes i have to clean the lenses for them. In my opinion it is very much better then atropine which the kids previously used because they are so happy now without having to wear glasses. After reading some articles about the lenses then i realised there are two types of orthok, standard and customised, luckily i got the later one for my kids. :sweat:




can i ask how much did that cost? not actually for my kids though more for myself are adults ok to do this too? or are our eyes slightly different from kids already thx in advance

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by Juzgirlz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:32 pm

Homefree wrote:
Juzgirlz wrote:
michong wrote:Hi, has anyone heard of ortho-k lens? a type of hard lens which the kids wear to sleep at night, and their vision will be corrected the next day. any feedback abt this?
Hi michong, I recent just put my DD and DS on the lenses and they love it. although it does not cure their myopia, it is said to be able to stop it from getting worse. Cleaniness is very important, sometimes i have to clean the lenses for them. In my opinion it is very much better then atropine which the kids previously used because they are so happy now without having to wear glasses. After reading some articles about the lenses then i realised there are two types of orthok, standard and customised, luckily i got the later one for my kids. :sweat:




can i ask how much did that cost? not actually for my kids though more for myself are adults ok to do this too? or are our eyes slightly different from kids already thx in advance
Hi michong, yes we went back a couple of times already, the kids next follow up session is after cny, paid about 3600 because my DD's degree is high (almost 1000), cheaper for DS becuase his degree is lower. It felt tedious for first few nights but they seem able to get better in handling. I was surprised they never complain about sleeping.
Hi Homefree, I am not sure about adults but he said he can do LASIKed eyes. I am thinking of getting it for myself as now I have some longsighted.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by sembgal » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:01 pm

Low-Dose Atropine for the Treatment of Childhood Myopia
One in two 10-year-olds and eight in 10 of 18-year-olds in Singapore are myopic. Find out from Adj Assoc Prof Audrey Chia on how low-dose atropine treatment can help slow down the progression of childhood myopia.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/about/seminar

Anyone interested in the seminar can go to attend.

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Re: All About Kids' Eye-sight

Post by JGMum » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:54 am

Hi, I need some advice from experienced Mums and Dads in this thread.
I would like to consult an ophthalmologist due to my sons' rapid increase in myopia, and am thinking if prescription of Atropine will help to mitigate the increase. I have checked with SNEC and the wait is too long for us (~3 months) even though we would be paying the full rate since we did not go through the polyclinic/GP recommendation route. Does anyone have a good private ophthalmologist in the north or town location to recommend? One that does not have a long waiting period for appointments. Grateful for any advice and help, thanks.

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