Category Archives: Importance of an Eye Health Examination

Contact lens Options for Short-sightedness Control in Children

‘My 8 year-old girl’s short-sightedness is progressing yearly, is it safe for her to wear contact lenses to control the progression?’ If your child’s myopia is progressing at almost -1.00D per year, it is time for a myopia control intervention. Myopia is a disease, and people need to know that. The reason why people are […]

Are we Myopic on Myopia (Short-sightedness)?

Glaucoma patient Mr Wong, 62, has had myopia since he was in secondary school. It stabilised at 375 degrees in his 20s and he was diagnosed with glaucoma around 10 years ago. “Due to my tunnel and limited field vision, I can only focus on one object at any one time,” said the retiree, who […]

Eye disease in Singapore: Steady but Often Undiagnosed

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The Importance of Primary Eye Care Common Misconception “I am able to see perfectly fine, so there is no reason why I should go for a comprehensive eye check” Do you know that EVEN IF you have perfect vision with or without glasses, you are still susceptible to eye conditions like glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, […]

Bioengineering a better eye disease diagnosis: EyRIS SELENA+

Glaucoma, Cataracts and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) are three forms of diabetic eye conditions that could potentially manifest in diabetic patients. Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic; Singapore has the second-highest proportion of diabetics among developed nations. About 440,000 Singapore residents who were 18 years and above had diabetes in 2014 and the number is estimated to grow to 1,000,000 in […]

Guide to Contact Lenses

There can be many areas of motivation when you are deciding to switch from spectacles to contact lenses: Cosmetic appeal No adjustment issues unlike spectacles (fogging up of lenses, constant slipping, weight issues) Contact lenses allow for a wider field of view Contact lenses allows for natural viewing Whilst contact lenses is a good alternative […]

Know the Differences between 3 Primary Eyecare Practitioners in Singapore

KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 3 PRIMARY EYECARE PRACTITIONERS IN SINGAPORE Who are the primary eye care practitioners in Singapore? There are basically three different eye care practitioners in Singapore namely opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists. Opticians are certified to perform refraction and dispense optical appliances such as spectacles after suitable adjustments are made. Optometrists are primary eye care providers trained in performing […]

The Untold Risk of Myopia

You need glasses? Your eyeball is longer!* Let’s understand this: Myopia (short-sightedness) is where the eyeball becomes too long. When light rays enters the eyes, it has to fall on the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye) for us to see clearly. However, when rays that enter the eyes fall short (thus, the […]