Children Myopia Control Centre

Providing a better solution of myopia control for your kids

Myopia rate of children in Hong Kong is one of the highest in the world. Clinical study found that the peak period of myopia progression of Chinese children is between the ages of 6-101. Children whose parents both have myopia are more likely to develop myopia2. Changes in lifestyle such as more frequent use of digital devices has increased their time spent on reading at close distances and reduced outdoor activities. This is likely to give rise to rapid myopia progression and result in high myopia.

People with high myopia have to rely on their glasses heavily, which brings about inconvenience in daily life. The higher the myopia, the more fragile the retina is. It also increases the risk of suffering from eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma3, 4 and retinal detachment. Therefore, we should be cautious to the myopia development in our children. Appropriate treatments should be taken to control myopia progression so that children can maintain clear vision during their precious period of school life.

Myopia Control Service

Optical 88 provides a full arrange of myopia control solutions for children to meet their visual needs, which include orthokeratology, myopia control contact lenses, myopia control lenses and atropine eye drops. The most widely used and easy way is myopia control lenses, just like wearing normal glasses. It slows down myopia progression and provides clear vision. Different myopia control solutions require corresponding methods of usage and adaption. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the most suitable solution for your children to fit their living and visual habits.

Eye Examination for children:

  1. Myopia Control Consultation*– for children aged 4 or above, the 75 minutes (approximately) consultation includes the following professional assessments:
  • Comprehensive eye examination (More details)
  • Cyclopedic refraction
  • Corneal topography
  • Analysis of children’s visual habits and environment to help prevent myopia from further progressing
  1. Children Vision Examination – for children aged 6 or above, the 30 minutes (approximately) consultation includes the following professional assessments:
  • Refraction
  • Colour vision
  • Binocular vision function
  • Accommodative function
  • Eye muscle motility
  • Consultation and recommendation

Our Solutions for Myopia Management

  • Spectacle Lens for Myopia Management
  • Soft Contact Lens for Myopia Management*
  • Orthokeratology*
  • Myopia management with Atropine#

Myopia Control Consultants

To maximize the effectiveness of myopia control lenses, proper usage and good visual habits are essential. Myopia control consultants in Optical 88 will illustrate the lens design and myopia control mechanism to customers, together with advices on frame selection and fitting. Consultants will also teach children about correct eye health knowledge and follow up regularly to monitor proper lens usage and effectiveness on myopia control.

AI Visual Habit Analysis

Children’s visual habits play an important role in myopia development. With more frequent use of smartphones and tablets in daily life, bad visual habits become more common, such as improper viewing distance and prolonged digital screen time, these will increase the risk of myopia progression.

AI Visual Habit Analysis only requires the children to wear their habitual glasses with a small digital visual habit analysis device attached on it. The sensor of the device collects the visual behavior data and give evaluation. By examining the evaluation result, our myopia control consultants are able to target the problem and give advice accordingly. The device vibrates if the viewing distance is too short and continuous near-work for long period of time, reminds children to keep proper visual behaviors. By analyzing and improving children’s daily visual behaviors, the result of myopia control can be enhanced.

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Children’s visual habits play an important role in myopia development. With more frequent use of smartphones and tablets in daily life, bad visual habits become more common, such as improper viewing distance and prolonged digital screen time, these will increase the risk of myopia progression.

AI Visual Habit Analysis only requires the children to wear their habitual glasses with a small digital visual habit analysis device attached on it. The sensor of the device collects the visual behavior data and give evaluation. By examining the evaluation result, our myopia control consultants are able to target the problem and give advice accordingly. The device vibrates if the viewing distance is too short and continuous near-work for long period of time, reminds children to keep proper visual behaviors. By analyzing and improving children’s daily visual behaviors, the result of myopia control can be enhanced.

*Service provided in Professional Eyecare Centres

#Service provided in Ophthalmology Centre

Sources

1.Lam CS, Edwards M et al. A 2-year longitudinal study of myopia progression and optical component changes among Hong Kong schoolchildren. Optom Vis Sci 1999 Jun; 76(6):370-80.

2.Mutti DO, Mitchell GL et al. Parental myopia, near work, school achievement, and children’s refractive error. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2002 Dec; 43(12):3633-40.

3.Rose KA, Morgan IG et al. Outdoor activity reduces the prevalence of myopia in children. Ophthalmology 2008 ; 115(8):1279-85.

4.Kubo E, Kumamoto Y et al. Axial length, myopia and the severity of lens opacity at the time of cataract surgery. Arch Ophthalmol 2006 Nov; 124(11):1586-90.

5.Perera SA, Wong TY et al. Refractive error, axial dimensions, and primary open-angle glaucoma: the Singapore Malay eye study. Arch Ophthalmol 2010 Jul; 128(7):900-5.