Myopia treatment in children

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Hello parents! If you’re looking for more answers about Myopia, you’ve come to the right place. Team Essilor is here to help you learn about Myopia in children and give you a solution to slow down its progression. The first myth to be aware of is... ‘Are genetics the cause of Myopia in children?👀

We often hear about the debate between genetics versus environmental factors as the cause of Myopia development. The genetic predisposition of myopic parents increases the risk of developing Myopia, but this is not the only cause of a child becoming Myopic. Global researchers strongly argue that environmental risk factors cause the rapid increase in Myopia progression and a direct cause of Myopia in kids.

Myopia is not all about genetics, there are some things we can consider at early stage, including novel spectacle lenses that can slow down the progression of myopia very effectively.

To summarize our topic for today, here are 3 takeaways we can keep in mind:
  1. There are no systematic genetic transmission of Myopia in children.
  2. There’s an increased risk if parents of the child are Myopic.
  3. It is clinically proven that wearing the novel easy-to-wear spectacle lenses are effective for children with Myopia.

Learn more about novel spectacle lenses that can slow down myopia https://bit.ly/EssilorStellest-HWZ

Do you struggle with Myopia? Share about it with us, or ask us anything you’d like to know!




All parents should proactively bring their children for regular eye checks every 6months. Get an in-depth consultation with your nearest Eye Care Professional:

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Hello Parents, Did you know that spending long hours reading or using computer, tablets and mobile screens could put children at risk of developing high myopia? This may lead to severe complications as they age.


Assess your child’s risk of developing high myopia. Take myopia risk assessment today. Start assessment here.


Myopia in our children can be corrected, and even controlled by Stellest™ lenses with its breakthrough H.A.L.T. technology Essilor® Stellest™ lenses Slow down myopia progression by 67% on average*, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day.

For more information on Essilor® Stellest™ lenses, visit us: here
Get an in-depth consultation with your nearest Eye Care Professional: here



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Hello parents! It’s not a secret that children grow up so fast. What most do not know is that with standard lenses, Myopia can progress fast too. That’s why we have Essilor® Stellest™ lenses.

Today we’ll get a better understanding on Essilor® Stellest™ lenses and how it can help those living with Myopia.

The younger a child develops myopia, the faster it progresses(1) and they are at a greater risk of developing high myopia ? This can further affect their learning experiences and overall eye health as they age.

So how can we manage the progression of Myopia?
Essilor® Stellest™ lenses with H.A.L.T innovative technology, are designed to correct and control myopia. It also provides sharp vision.



Myopia control with a volume of signal….. 12 hours a day.

We’re opening the floor to fellow forum goers who want to learn more about our lenses or share their experiences on managing Myopia! 🙌


Find out everything you need to know about Essilor® Stellest™ lenses: here.

Now you can assess your child’s risk for developing high myopia by taking this 2-step assessment.

Locate your nearest Eye Care Professional for an eye consultation today.

We're committed to helping you See Sharper, Go Further’,

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Hello parents! Team Essilor is here to share more information about Myopia in children. The most common question we get on treating Myopia is... ‘Can LASIK surgery fix Myopia?’ 👀

A lot of parents are hoping that lasik surgery or refractive surgery can cure their child’s myopia. This is unfortunately not the case.

Myth: Lasik Surgery Can Fix Myopia
Refractive surgery corrects myopia by changing the curvature of the cornea, but it does nothing to slow down the progression of myopia.

Why is refractive surgery not enough against myopia?
Lasik surgery is not a cure for myopia, it is merely a treatment to correct refractive area.. It neither reverses the already elongated eyeball, nor reduces the risk of ocular complications.

When is the right time for surgery?
Refractive surgery can only be considered when myopia is fully stabilised. This is contraindicated for progressive myopia.

Why is it important to control myopia as early as possible?
For juvenile myopia, if we have early intervention to control the progression of it, not only can we reduce the risk of ocular complications, but also accelerate the age of myopia stabilization, making more myopic patients better candidate for refractive surgery.

Lasik or refractive surgery is correcting but is not reversing myopia. Surgery doesn’t reduce the risk of further ocular complications there are some things we can consider at early stage, including novel spectacle lenses that can slow down the progression of myopia very effectively. Know more about these lenses here.

Do you struggle with Myopia? Share about it with us, or ask us anything you’d like to know!

All parents should proactively bring their children for regular eye checks every 6months. Get an in-depth consultation with your nearest Eye Care Professional here.

We're committed to helping you ‘See Sharper, Go Further.’

- Team Essilor SG
 

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Hello parents! Did you know that Myopia is caused by eye condition whereby eyeball is too long? This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface. This results in blurry vision.

Myopia is a medical term used to describe short-sightedness, also referred to as near-sightedness. People with Myopia find that objects or people at a distance look a bit blurry, but as soon as they get closer, they appear clearer.

Myopia typically begins in childhood and may progress with age. The younger a child develops myopia, the faster it progresses and they are at a greater risk of developing high myopia. Now, with Stellest™ Lenses and its game changing H.A.L.T. Technology, it’s possible to slow down myopia progression by 67% on average*, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day. Stellest™ Lenses give sharp vision, are aesthetic, safe and simple.

Find out more about game changing technology of Stellest Lenses to slow down myopia progression in kids, here.

Now you can assess your child’s risk for developing high myopia by taking this 2 step assessment, here.

Locate your nearest Eye Care Professional for an eye consultation today

- Team Essilor SG
 

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Hello parents! Team Essilor is here to share more information about Myopia in children. Today’s topic we’ll be discussing about is.... “Should we be concerned about Myopia if it’s been corrected?” 👀

The answer is we need to proactively control Myopia at the earliest stage.

Myth: No need to worry about Myopia as long as it is corrected.
Even though ocular complications related to Myopia does not happen to every myope, the risk of that does increase exponentially with the severity of Myopia.

Is it important to act now as my child is very young?
Given that the average age of onset Myopia has become much younger, the overall severity of Myopia in this generation has also become much worse. The chances of your child developing Myopia related complications will be much higher compared to an adult.

I’m myopic and I live very well. Aren’t corrective lenses enough for my child?
Simply correcting Myopia with correction lenses is not enough. We need to proactively control Myopia at the earliest stage.

Are there effective solutions to fight against Myopia at a younger age?
Fortunately, there are many evidence-based options including novel spectacle lenses, which can drastically reduce ocular complications.

In summary, here are things we should keep in mind:
1. New generations are affected by Myopia at a younger age.
2. They are more at risk of developing complications than you are.
3. Correcting Myopia is not enough; it must be controlled.
4. There are solutions to effectively slow down its progression.

What are your experiences with Myopia? Share about it with us, or ask us anything you’d like to know!

For more information on Essilor® Stellest™ lenses, visit us: here
Get an in-depth consultation with your nearest Eye Care Professional: here




- Team Essilor SG
 
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