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Vision is one of life's most precious gifts. Through our eyes, we experience the world, learn new things, and create cherished memories.

This is especially true for children who are just beginning to explore the wonders around them.

As parents, we aspire to give our children the best. Therefore, it is important for us as parent to understand about Myopia, its long term risk and scientific way to control its progression.. 

Myopia control is particularly crucial for children due to several reasons. First, childhood is the stage when myopia is most likely to progress rapidly or worsen quickly, making it essential to intervene early and prevent its advancement. Second, controlling myopia in children can help minimize the risk of visual impairments and potential complications associated with severe myopia, such as cataracts or retinal detachment. Additionally, myopia control measures can improve children's quality of life by enhancing visual acuity, reducing reliance on corrective lenses, and supporting academic performance and outdoor activities. Taking action early in a child's visual development can have a greater impact on slowing down myopia progression, making it vital to prioritize myopia control in kids. There are a various way to help control myopia progression,, a revolutionary solution is increasingly becoming the choice of many in Singapore — Orthokeratology or Ortho-K.

Harnessing the Power of Ortho-K Lenses

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a non-surgical method used to correct vision using specially designed “OK” contact lenses. It is especially beneficial for children aged 6 to 14 and for adults too.

These OK lenses, worn at night, work their magic while the wearer sleeps. Gently reshaping the cornea, the front surface of the eye, these lenses not only correct vision, for children it has an important beneift of helping to slow down myopia progression.

Controlling myopia in kids is more than just improving vision; it's about reducing the risk of future vision problems. This allows your child to focus on their dreams, not their glasses.

OK Lenses: A Visionary Solution for All Ages

While Ortho-K lenses for adults have shown significant benefits,. These lenses can be a game-changer for these kids, whose eyes are still in the critical stages of development. Utilising an OK lens at this stage can lead to lifelong benefits, giving your child the freedom to see the world more clearly.

How Does Ortho-K Work?

The primary purpose of Ortho-K lenses is to temporarily reshape your cornea, much like how braces work to align your teeth. The OK lens are worn at night and it acts as a mould for your cornea, which then adjusts to the lens shape over time.

Come morning, after removing the OK lenses, the wearer can experience an entire day of improved vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses, for children it will have additional benefit of myopia control quietly doing its job behind the scene.

For adult, this non-surgical treatment provides clear comfortable vision during the day without needing glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery like LASIK. For children, it has been scientifical proven to slow down myopia progression.

Eyecare People: Your Trusted Companion in Vision Care

Ortho-K is more than just an innovative solution; it's a life-changing choice for your child's vision. And with Eyecare People in Singapore, you're not alone in this journey. From your child's first pair of glasses to a potential transition to Ortho-K lenses, we are here every step of the way.

As providers of comprehensive vision care in Singapore, Eyecare People provides Ortho-K lenses to both children and adutls in Singapore.

We understand the significance of a clear vision for your child's success and are committed to achieving that. Our team is ready to help you take this crucial step towards a clearer future for your child.

Don't wait for the future; shape it today with Ortho-K lenses. Contact us for an eye check-up and learn more about how Ortho-K can help myopia in children.

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