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  • Myopia Starts Small; Look for the Signs!

    Myopia Starts Small; Look for the Signs!

    Assess your child’s risks now with our myopia risk checklist.

    If one or more of the following apply to your child, a myopia management program may be right for them. 

    Check all that apply:

     One or both parents need vision correction or wear glasses

     Your child needed eyeglasses before age 10

     Your child’s prescription has changed in the last two years

     Your active child is unhappy wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses

    If left untreated, your child’s myopia may potentially affect their eye health, emotional and social well-being, and performance in school and extracurricular activities.

    For their future.

    Book your appointment today!

  • Importance of Eye Examination

    Importance of Eye Examination

    Protect your eyes and eyesight with regular eye examinations

    Protect your eyes and eyesight with regular eye examinations. Clear vision involves a complex and complex process of collecting, concentrating and translating light into images (see how the eye works).

    As we get older, the eye and its sensitive mechanisms are subject to damage and disease. It is important to be alert to vision changes in eye diseases. 

    Some eye diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy do not have symptoms in their early stages, so you may not know that you have a problem until the disease is in its later stage.

    This can make treatment more difficult and the problem harder to manage. Thus, regular eye examinations are essential for early diagnosis and treatment of any problems that may crop up. Early detection and treatment can slow down or even reverse the progression of eye disease.

    What happens during an eye examination?

    An eye examination doesn’t hurt. Your eye doctor will usually conduct a basic eye examination which consists of an external check of your eyes, the eyelids and the surrounding areas. Parts of the eye, such as the conjunctiva, sclera, cornea and iris, will also be inspected for signs of disease.

    Most eye examinations also include:

    Testing vision (with or without corrective eyewear)
    Assessing the reflexes of your pupils
    Checking general eye muscles
    Peripheral (side) vision testing
    Examining the front of the eye using an upright microscope (a slit lamp)
    Eye pressure tests
    Examining the back of the eye

    How often should I go for an eye exam?

    Babies (Aged 3 and below)

    Ensure that your child has his or her eyes screened during regular paediatric appointments. Some childhood eye conditions to look out for include squints (crossed eyes), lazy eye (amblyopia), and childhood myopia.

    Children and Teenagers (Aged 4 to 16)

    The child’s vision should be tested at the age of 4 years old. Ensure that the child has an eye examination every one to two years during routine health check-ups.

    Young adults (Aged 17 to 39)

    Have a comprehensive eye examination if you have a family history of eye disease or you are suffering from an eye injury.

    Adults and Seniors (Aged 40 and above)

    As one gets older, age-related eye conditions are more likely to crop up. Look out for common eye symptoms like vision changes or pain, flashes or floaters, distorted lines, dry eyes that itch and burn. To keep tabs on any vision changes, adults should get a baseline eye screening when they are 40. Your doctor will assess how often you need to return for follow-up screenings.

    BOOK AN EYE EXAMINATION NOW!

  • ZEISS Digital Lenses

    ZEISS Digital Lenses

    Your Eye Care Solution for Mobile Devices.

    With ZEISS Digital Lenses, ZEISS is introducing a new first-pair lens product category. It is specifically designed to meet the vision needs of people in their 30s and 40s who are experiencing near vision discomfort for the first time. Regardless of whether they are single vision wearers or not yet spectacle wearers.

  • CAPITOL INSIGHT - How bad is UV for our eyes?

    CAPITOL INSIGHT - How bad is UV for our eyes?
    My name is Ai Ling!
    I have been working as an optometrist with Capitol Optical for the past 10 years.
    I have enjoyed every day of my work, as I always get to mingle with customers, providing them with primary eye care and various optical solutions to complement their lifestyle. 
    As a primary eye care provider, I get to use optical equipment to pick up any signs of ocular abnormalities. It is very important for everyone to have their eyes checked annually to ensure that eye health and sight is preserved.
    In Singapore, we are exposed to a high level of UV and in turn, it increases our risk of eye conditions such as pterygium, cataracts and macular degeneration.
    Created by the World Health Organization, the UV Index (UVI) is a measure to indicate the level of UV radiation in an area. The higher the UVI recorded, the greater the potential for damage to your skin and eyes.

    Currently, Singapore's UVI is 11.5, which makes us a country with one of the world’s highest UVI scores. Given that Singapore has such high UV levels all year round, it is very important for us to be vigilant in sun protection to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of UV damage.

    In light of this, we should always opt for a product that offers both UVA and UVB protection.
    By wearing sunglasses or optical lenses with transition features, we will be able to block 100% of UVA and UVB. As for contact lenses, it's able to block up to 99% of UV-B and approximately 97% of UV-A. Therefore, UV-blocking contact lenses are not substitutes for UV protection eyewear, such as sunglasses, because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding areas.
    With Love,
    Ai Ling