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5 Facts About Myopia You May Not Know

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a prevalent vision condition in today’s society. While it may seem like a straightforward issue, easily corrected by glasses or contact lenses, there are several aspects of myopia that might surprise you. In this article, we’ll delve into five intriguing facts about myopia that could reshape your understanding of this common eye disorder.

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Social and Economic Burden of Myopia

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error which affects over 1 billion people worldwide today, causing the need for visual correction in the form of spectacles, contact lenses or even eye surgery. With the global prevalence of myopia rising at an alarming rate, what issues could this pose on our quality of life, social behaviours and finances?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Myopia Control

Myopia not only impacts the clarity of vision but also poses long-term risks to the health of the eyes as sight threatening diseases are more likely to occur. This article aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of the myopia management strategies available today, shedding light on innovative approaches and holistic practices that go beyond conventional methods.

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Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February marks Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about one of the world’s leading causes of vision loss. By encouraging patient knowledge, promoting available rehabilitation resources and advancing research we can create a more optimistic future, where the impact of conditions such as macular degeneration can hopefully be reduced.

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Myopia: Not Just a Refractive Error

Myopia, affecting over 1 billion globally, extends beyond a vision problem. By 2050, projections suggest nearly 5 billion individuals, 50% of the world, may have myopia. Recent research underscores potential risks, emphasising proactive eye care.

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What Causes Myopia?

Singapore, known as the “Myopia Capital of the World,” grapples with soaring rates, with 65% of children myopic by P6 and 83% in young adulthood, reaching epidemic proportions. Explore the factors behind myopia development and progression.

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Parental Guide: Promoting Child Eye Health

Prioritise your child’s eye health for overall well-being and academic success. Follow these tips, stay vigilant, and invest in regular eye exams—an essential investment in their future and the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eyesight.

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Unveiling Glaucoma: Sight’s Silent Thief

Glaucoma Awareness Month highlights the silent threat to vision, affecting 80 million worldwide. Early detection through regular eye check-ups is crucial to prevent irreversible vision loss and reduce global impact.

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Back to School Preparation Tips

Along with the new uniform and new shoes since they have outgrown last year’s, or shopping for new school bags and pencil cases , have you thought about your child’s eyesight?

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