Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What are some symptoms of myopia?

  • headaches
  • eyestrain
  • squinting or fatigue when driving, playing sports or looking more than a few feet away

Did you know?

  •  In Singapore more than 80% of 18-year-old males suffer from myopia!
  • Singapore was the first country in the world to acknowledge that myopia was not only inherited, but could also be caused by prolonged exposure to close work.
  • There is no cure for myopia, but corrective lenses, contact lenses, and surgery help to change the shape of the eye and could help lessen the effects of myopia.

Myopia in Singapore...

Myopia is a problem of public health concern in Singapore. Did you know that Singapore is one of the countries that has the highest number of people with myopia? Twenty per cent of Singapore children are myopic at 7 years at the start of their primary education, while more than 70% of Singapore children are myopic upon completing college education.

Monday, March 21, 2011

What is myopia?

Well basically, Myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness, is when light entering the eye is focused incorrectly, making distant objects appear blurred. Myopia is a type of refractive error of the eye.

If you have myopia, you have trouble seeing things that are far away.
You see close up objects clearly, but objects in the distance are blurred. Squinting will tend to make far away objects seem clearer...

Nearsightedness


Here's a short video on myopia...

How To Prevent Nearsightedness


This is a video on how to prevent myopia. Enjoy!:)

Myopia vs. Hyperopia


This is a video on the differences between myopia (short-sightedness) and hyperopia (far-sightedness). Enjoy!