Obesity in Singapore among school-age children

Are Singaporean children obesity levels on the rise? Have you wondered children who become obese will push up the rate of diabetes in Singapore? According to the news reported in 2016, 34 per cent of Singaporeans aged 24 to 35 would become diabetic when they reach...

Wear contact lens at young age.

What is the appropriate age to wear contact lens? Is there an age limit to wear contact lens? Is it safe for children to start contact lens at young age? Jessica Cox whose was born with no arms started to wear contact lenses in her teens, handles the delicate soft...

Cost of myopia? Cost is not just financial.

Cost of myopia in Singapore? Guess what is the estimated cost of optical correction of myopia in Singapore? According to WHO report in 2016, the annual direct cost for Singaporean is estimated at US$755 million. Hence, cost of eye care will likely to increase if...

Hard contact lenses safe for children?

Hard contact lenses? Safe for children? Yes, the modern “hard” lenses are safe. Old-fashioned hard lenses are now obsolete since the introduction of rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGP) in late 1970s. RGP contact lenses are not the same as the hard,...

Stuck contact lens in the eye? Call your optometrist asap!

Aunty, my OrthoK will not get stuck like yours!   The recent case that published briefly about 27 contact lenses that stuck under the adult patient’s eyelid were discovered by surgeons. 67 yo patient was scheduled for routine cataract surgery before the large...

Sleep deprivation among Singaporean children.

Mummy, I am so sleepy! Sleep deprivation among Singaporean children. Guess how many hours of sleep do Singaporean children have nightly? According to 2015 study conducted in one of the universities in Singapore, 4 out of 10 children between 6 and 9 years of age are...

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