Demystifying The M Word

As scary as myopia might seem, the right myopia management approach would help your child see the world in a new light.

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The eyes are the windows to our world and from dusk to dawn, we rely on the sense of sight to help us navigate the world. The same can also be said for our young ones, who use their optical organs to learn, grow and enrich themselves in new experiences from the very first few years of their lives to beyond. Be it appreciating a picture book or watching ants crawl up a tree, the eyes are important when taking in the wonders of the world around them.

Due to its delicate nature, our eyes may be susceptible to eye conditions like astigmatism, hyperopia and myopia. In Singapore, 1 in 4 children are myopic at 7 years old. While parents may fear the“M”word as individuals with this specific eye condition have a high risk of other eye problems like cataracts, retinal detachments and even blindness, recent medical advances in eye care and myopia management have meant that our young ones with early-onset myopia do not have to live with such consequences.

 

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