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Children with Myopia and Amblyopia

Children with Myopia and Amblyopia

Nowadays, having healthy eye and clear vision are critical in children. We often came across with children with myopia and amblyopia. We as an eye practitioner recommend parents or guardian to get their children eye tested regularly, as many vision problem and eye diseases can be detected and treated in early phases. Mostly children with myopia and amblyopia has to get their eyes tested and get the proper treatment as soon as possible as this eye problem can be worsen after certain point of time.

Children Eyesight
Vision test for children

If your children has been diagnosed with myopia is means that they have nearsightedness. It simply means that near vision looks clearer than far vision. It might get worsen if myopia is not treated at early stage but it also can be corrected with visual managements such as corrective ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses, ortho-k, and LASIK surgery.

Eyes with short-sightedness
Animation of eye condition with myopia

Kids with myopia has longer eyeball length from front to back, which causes the light rays to fall at the back of retina. To make the image clearer children may sometimes need to shrink their eyes to reduce the light rays and glare around them to see the image clearer. This eventually will lead the eyeball to elongate day by day and increase in eye power.

Mostly, children may not understand their vision clarity, and some even may accept their blurry vision state as they think that is the best vision they can gain. They might adjust their blur vision status by moving forward to far images to focus it clearly. Eye examination for children can start at 6 months old, 3 years old and before first grade. Also if there is any abnormality found, your children should get their eye tested as soon as possible. Always do follow your eye specialist recommendations for the best advice to care your children eye health.

Signs of children vision problem

Whereas, amblyopia is an eye condition of where your eyes and brain does not work simultaneously as how it suppose to work. Amblyopia also known as lazy eye, of where kids will start develop good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other eye. Children are often get used to this problems, and might not informed to their parents. As a result their lazy eye vision may not be diagnosed for months or even years. Treatment for amblyopia works to correct our eye and brain to function equally and strengthen the vision to be more better. Using prescription lenses, eye patches, atropine drops and surgery are the available treatment for amblyopia.

Amblyopia
Eyesight with Amblyopia

Did your children with myopia and amblyopia get their eye tested completely? Do drop by to your nearest outlet and get the best optometrist in town to check your children eyesight now.

*FAQ

What is the most common eye problem in children?

Common pediatric eye problem includes lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, childhood tearing, cortical visual impairment, vision development abnormalities, genetic eye diseases, double vision and nystagmus.

Why do kids have bad eye sight?

The most common vision problem starts when children at school age. Due to refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism your children will end up to have blurry vision.

How do you know if your children have eye problems?

If you found your children like to squint their eyes, try to move forward to read or see something clearly, rub their eyes constantly, having extreme sensitivities to lights, abnormal eye alignment, and severe red eye do bring your children and visit ophthalmologist or optometrist for further treatments.

At what age does vision fully develop?

Children eye sight will develop fully as they growing up. When they are at age of 4-5 years old their vision is not as perfect as adult. Eyesight will start to be one of the crucial element in our body when we have the ability to co-ordinate our full body movements.

How can I improve my eyesight? What is the perfect vision?

If you have bad eyesight, please do not hesitate to meet your eye practitioner to get the best consultation about your eye status. Perfect eye vision is considered as no vision aid’s is required to see better. Vision acuity with 20/20 or 6/6 known as perfect vision.

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Essilor Myopilux-Myopia Control lens

Essilor myopilux is the all-in-one, ideal treatment for children’s myopia.

Myopia is a significant global public health concern since few decades, which were affecting 85% to 90% of young adults in some Asian countries such as Singapore and Taiwan. In a survey of school children in Malaysia, found prevalence of myopia was 42% Chinese and 15% Malay. The prevalence myopis or shortsightedness among Malaysians is said to have reached a ‘concerning’ level, mainly due to lack of public awareness on the importance of going for regular eye checks. (http://www.myhealth.gov.my/en/myopia-shortsighted-nearsightednes

There are currently several options available to manage shortsightedness. They can be classified according to their ability to correct and slow myopia progression during childhood as shown in the figure below:

Myopilux is the ideal treatment for children to correct myopia, besides controlling its evolution. Research has found that Myopilux successfully reduced myopia evolution by up to 62%. In addition, Myopilux is a trustworthy and safe, non-invasive solution that has been designed for myopic children by international experts of myopia.

Myopilux are specialized prescription lenses that help correct far vision and reduce strain for near vision. This lens corrects and controls Myopia, all at the same time. It is superior to single vision lenses, which only corrects far vision without helping to reduce strain on near vision.

Myopilux lenses are available in two designs – Myopilux Max and Myopilux Plus.

Myopilux Plus

Myopilux Plus is progressive lenses specially designed for kids, taking into account the eye anatomy, facial anatomy and ergonomics. These lenses offer a wide range of vision and provide posture comfort.

Myopilux Max

Myopilux Max is prismatic bifocal lenses recommended for exophoric patients. They provide the widest field of vision for a myopic child. The upper part of the lens caters to the prescription and the bottom part of the lens carries a prismatic reading addition power. There is a line separating the upper and bottom halves of the lens.

Benefits for using Myopilux lens:

  • Non-invasive
  • Stabilize myopia
  • Better social life

For more information drop by Malaya Optical as we have optometrists who are specialized in children eye care.

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