By 2050, Half the World Will Be Shortsighted. You Should Be Worried.

Even if you’re not short-sighted now there’s a big chance you will be, even before 2050 happens. Studies from the Brien Holden Vision Institute show strong evidence that the world is going down the path of a myopia epidemic. In Australia and New Zealand, the number of myopes (short-sighted individuals) is projected to increase from 5 million in year 2000 to 22 million in year 2050. Globally, that’s 5 billion people suffering from myopia—with 1 billion from high myopia—by year 2050. Very alarming. Why the Shape of Your Eyeball Matters Glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery may help to correct...
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Vision Therapy Made My Daughter Believe in Herself Again

I am Jeanette, proud mother to Brianna, age 12, and happy to share how vision therapy has helped my daughter see better and gain back her confidence in learning. First Signs When our daughter Brianna was 1, we noticed her eyes would turn out. We used to tell her to blink, and the eye turn would correct itself. We went to several doctors and specialists for advice, and at age 7, Bree underwent surgery to straighten her eyes. Two years later her eye turn returned. Her eye turn was hardly noticeable after the surgery, so we didn’t think it would...
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An Eye Test Should Be the First Test of the School Year!

Don’t overlook an eye test in the excitement of getting your child ready for school! Children rarely report vision problems, often assuming everyone sees as they do. Roughly 1 in 5 children have an undetected eye condition which can affect their learning such as: amblyopia (lazy eye) astigmatism (distorted vision) myopia (difficulty focusing at distance) hyperopia (difficulty focusing at near) binocular vision problems (both eyes don’t function as a team) focussing difficulties eye tracking difficulties “An eye exam is important so children can get a headstart on learning,” states Dr Alex Du, behavioural optometrist at Eyecare Kids. “A child can...
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Myopia: Preventing It Is as Simple as Going Outdoors?

Myopia is significantly on the rise especially in our younger generation. By 2050, it is estimated to affect more than 50% of the world’s population. Myopia at a Glance Also known as short-sightedness, it is when distant objects are blurry, while near objects remain clear. It’s due to light being focused in front of the retina (the back layer of the eye) instead of on the retina. The cause is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors which result in the eyeball becoming too long. Is there a cure? No, there is no cure for myopia, but...
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A Day of Smiles and Laughter at the Children’s Center

If for one day you had the chance to make some less-privileged kids happy, would you do it? Our team had this experience, and it was a truly inspiring moment for both the recipient and the giver. Destination: Cebu City Visitors love the Philippines for her delectable cuisine, historical sites and pristine beaches. In the heart of this Southeast Asia country is Cebu, the oldest but one of the most developed cities in the Philippines. Rich in cultural heritage and a centre of trade and commerce, this Queen City of the South is a bustling metropolis of people from different…

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