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How can you reduce your myopia

How Can You Reduce Your Myopia ?

How Can You Reduce Your Myopia ? This question is often asked by those who've been living with myopia or started to have it when they visited an eye clinic or an optometrist practice. For those who don't know what myopia is, let’s have a quick introduction on this.  Nearsightedness or another name called myopia is a vision problem in which objects close to you are plainly seen but objects further away are blurry. When light rays bend (refract) wrongly due to the structure of your eye, images focus in front of your retina rather than on your retina.  Physical development of the eye occurs when myopia progresses, increasing the length of the eye (this is termed axial length elongation). As the eye matures, the point of focus moves further…

What does axis in contact lenses mean?

The axis figure on prescription contact lenses is for people who have astigmatism and indicates the required location of cylindrical power on the lens. This determines the angle of vision correction that someone with astigmatism would need, due to the irregular curvature of their eye, which can be described as shaped like a rugby ball. Axis is part of your prescription, and tells an optometrist in which direction they must position any cylindrical power in your lenses that is required for astigmatism. The number shows the orientation or angle (in degrees) from 1 to 180. The number 90 means vertical position, and 180 horizontal. A higher number for the axis does not mean that your prescription is stronger, it simply describes the position of the astigmatism. Meridians of the eye are determined…

What does water content of a contact lens mean?

Water content is one of the most important parameters when choosing quality contact lens. Water content also is an important factor of the various plastics which are used to make soft contact lenses. In the cases of conventional soft contact lenses, higher water content of a contact lenses can let more oxygen pass through the lens to the surface of the eye. So this is important for lens comfort and healthy eyes. (more…)

are monthly contacts good for 30 days

Are monthly contacts good for 30 days?

Is it okay if I wore monthly contacts for 30 days? Wearing a lens for the first time can be an exciting experience, but usually it will take your eye to get used to it when you are wearing them. Many contact lenses are designed for an extended wearing approved by FDA which are made up of silicone hydrogel that can allow oxygen to pass through the eyes easily.  Wearing contact lenses longer than their recommended length of time can increase the risk of eye infections and complications. There are many different types of contacts on the market which are designed for daily use or daily disposable. This means the lens will be taken out for each night. Despite, monthly lenses are generally worn during a day and cleaned or…

Contacts wear & care

Contacts Wear & Care amidst COVID-19

Many things have changed since COVID-19 first made its appearance, contacts wear & care should remain the identical. Simply practice safe care hygiene habits, advises by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and follow the recommendations of your eye care professional. But what about the contact wearer? Many of us wonder if they’re taking a risk by continuing to wear their contact lenses day after day. (more…)

optician vs optometrist vs ophthalmologist

What is Optometry?

Optometry is a primary health care profession which dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the eyesight. Optometric practices include eye examination, dispensing of spectacles for the correction of the refractive error, prescribe contact lenses, as well as provide diagnosis and management of ocular disease. Optometrist that served in this field of profession examines the eyes not only for vision problems, but also for the early detection of eye diseases and other abnormal systemic conditions. As such, the optometrist can provide his/her treatment plan well to the client so to manage the problems faced, whether to prescribe glasses, provide vision therapy or appropriate referral when necessary. Definition of Optometry Differences between Optician, Optometrist and Ophthalmologist An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes. An…

Essential Service

According to World Health Organization (WHO), optometrists are defined as a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated (licensed/registered). Optometrists are primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. In short, optometrists are working under essential services. In the recent news, the government had revoked our permission to operate in our usual operating hours in phase three of Movement Control Order (MCO). In a letter from Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO) to Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Optometrists request to be classified under “Healthcare Providers” and allow Optometrists to practice under the strict guideline of National…

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Glaucoma Vision

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly damages the nerve for vision at the back of the eye which is the optic nerve. This condition is often linked to high pressure inside the eye but can also occur with normal pressure. Early detection and treatment can prevent or delay vision loss caused by Glaucoma. (more…)

Learning Related Vision Problems in Children

Children’s Visual Learning Difficulties

As a parent, we want what is best for our kids. We want them to succeed in everything that they do but are we aware of what may be holding them back? What visual learning difficulties they may be experiencing? Statistics show that one out of four children has a vision problem which may be affecting their ability to concentrate and understand what they are being taught in class. (more…)