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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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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Harmful blue light. Bad for children.

Harmful blue light. Bad for children. "Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun. Please shine down on me. " As parents, are you familiar with Mr. Sun nursery song? Children are fascinated by “Mr. Sun” whenever they are exposed to outdoors. Children need to be educated viewing...

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Explore green space with children.

More green. Less #myopia. Explore green space with your children. Want to boost your child’s memory and be more attentive? Researchers have found a correlation between green space and mental health of a child. One of studies in Spain reviewed the impact of green space...

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School in the green to reduce children’s stress.

Teaching in the forest? School in the green to reduce children’s stress. School holidays in #Singapore have just ended. Most of the parents might feel a “relief” to leave their children for indoor teaching after #schoolholidays. Some children might not feel the same...

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Relax eyes? Sweat it out children!

Relax eyes? Sweat it out #children! Relax eyes by seeing patch of grass out of your window? Myth. So, how to relax eyes, doctor? In order to relax eyes and delay the onset of childhood #myopia, 2015’s World Health Organisation (WHO) scientific meeting reported...

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Stressful children at younger ages.

Stressful children at younger ages. #relaxbro, eat an ice cream. Don't stress your children. In our modern society, stressful children at much younger ages are caused by the release of stress chemicals they pick up in their stressful mothers’ wombs. Adults need to...

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Children’s Academic Success Begins with Good Vision.

Children's academic success begins with #goodvision. Children’s academic success is always team together with good #visualskills. Are you worry about your children's academic? Pay attention more on their visual skills. Vision is not just #seeing clearly with 6/6...

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Ortho-K boosts self-motivation in your child.

Ortho-K boosts self-motivation in your child. The ability of learning depends on self-motivation after the age of 7yo. Interestingly, one of the #myopia control options, Ortho-K benefits #children not just on discipline but self-motivation. Self motivation with...

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Kids-at-heart optometrist work well with kids.

Want to work well with kids? Be a kid-at-heart #optometrist. Optometrist plays important role on #children #myopia control. Besides supporting clinical facts, Kid-at-heart personality is essential to achieve great rapport with children. 1. Smile like kids. Be true and...

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Why young children are good candidates for Ortho-K?

Why young children are best candidates for #orthokeratology? Children make great orthokeratology or Ortho-K wearers. They are highly motivated and learn how to care for their contact lenses quickly, even children as young as 7yo. Ortho-K contact lenses are placed on...

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Why follow-up visit is important for Ortho-K?

Why follow-up visit is important for #OrthoK contact lenses? Frequent follow up visits with the optometrist are important to monitor the orthokeratology (Ortho-K) contact lenses and cornea health of the child.

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Start Young with Ortho-K. How to remove lens as easy as ABC.

How to remove #OrthoK contact lenses? Place a drop of Blink contact in each eye upon awakening. Roll both of your Ortho-K contact lenses for 1 minute. Place your middle finger against lower eye lid and rub gently on the Ortho-K contact lens. Wait for 3 minutes, rinse...

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