Clinical studies found that the peak period of shortsightedness (myopia) progression for Chinese children is between the ages of 6-10. As children at these ages rely on their eyesight heavily in their studies, parents should pay extra attention to their visual health.
Why do we have myopia?This condition arises when the image of distant objects focuses in front of the retina, leading to blurred vision. It happens when:
Why should we prevent myopia?•With higher myopia, one requires thicker and heavier lenses, which are neither pleasant nor convenient
How do you choose the right myopia control treatment?In Optical88 Professional Eyecare Centre, our optometrists provide wide-ranging visual checkups catering to the condition and needs of your children. The 75-minutes (approximately) Myopia Control Consultation includes professional assessments below:
•Analysis of children’s visual habits and environment to help prevent myopia from further progressing
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