WHY CHOOSE US?
A Clear Difference.
Here at the Myopia Clinic, we don't just correct myopia. We treat it. Correcting and treating myopia are quite different things. All optometrists can prescribe glasses to correct blurred vision. That's easy. While glasses can sharpen vision they are simply masking the symptoms of the eye condition. What we do, above correcting vision, is treat the underlying condition causing the blurred vision — abnormal eye growth. With myopia treatment we slow the abnormal physical elongation of the eye, reducing the rate of myopia progression and vision deterioration.
With myopia control we are thinking about you or your child's future. Not just at this moment in time but 20, 30, 40 years, or more, from now. We are building the foundations for better long-term eye health. Eye elongation with higher degrees of myopia is closely linked to eye disease development in life. People can and do lose their eyesight from diseases such as glaucoma, myopic macular degeneration, retinal tears and retinal detachment. The best way to avoid vision loss and blindness is to reduce the risks from an earlier age. Prevention is always better than cure.
Proactive vs Reactive.
Most optometrists still adopt a reactive approach when it comes to managing myopia. As your child's eyes progressively worsen with increasing short-sightedness they prescribe stronger glasses. And repeat 6 to 12 months later. Stronger glasses, thicker lenses. That's how myopia has traditionally been managed by optometrists and opticians, but we now know it's outdated approach that can also put your child's long-term eye health at risk. With advancements in medical science and research, it's time to think differently. Today, myopia progression is preventable with the right treatment. We are proactive in keeping your child's degree of myopia as low as possible. Because eye health matters. And because we care.
Dedicated Myopia Care.
We provide expert myopia care to all children and young adults. We spend 45 minutes at your initial consultation to thoroughly assess your myopia condition and visual functions and evaluating your risk of progression based on a broad range of factors, to give you our best professional advice. Sometimes no treatment is required and we will monitor your eyes closely. Where myopia treatment is recommended, we provide a full range of evidence-based options, from nighttime and daytime contact lenses to eye drops and specialty glasses. There is never any pressure to proceed with myopia treatment; our aim is to help you understand and make a properly informed decision.
Advanced Eye Technologies.
Our clinic is equipped with the latest in eye testing and eye diagnostic technologies. Digital vision testing, electronic eye focusing measurements, high resolution eye imaging, 3D eye topography mapping, visual field analysis, ocular biometry (IOL Master) for precision eye length monitoring, and much more. Our advanced technologies enable us to provide you with a comprehensive eye care experience, thorough eye assessment, clear vision and an accurate diagnosis.
World-Class Myopia Treatments.
Our myopia treatments are world-class and in keeping with the latest myopia control strategies used in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and in the United States. Everything we do is evidence-based and backed by published, peer-reviewed scientific research. Our highly knowledgeable optometrist Dr Philip Cheng is trained in myopia management and ocular therapeutics, and a board member of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania. As medical science and technologies are constantly evolving, when new myopia treatments become available we will introduce them to our patients at the earliest opportunity.
Latest Generation Ortho K Technology.
Here at Eyecare Concepts Myopia Clinic we fit the latest generation of Ortho-K lenses. Our OK lenses are custom designed individually for each eye by our own optometrist, using advanced 3D computer modelling to optimise vision and myopia control effect. Our adult Ortho-K lenses are designed differently from children's lenses to cater for differences in visual needs. All lenses are made from high-oxygen breathable materials for best eye health. And for quality assurance and your safety our lenses are manufactured locally in Australia.
Our approach to eye care to provide a personalised, individual experience and delivering great results for our patients, every time. It is for good reason that we have a reputation for great care and chosen by families far and wide across this city. You can always expect a high level of service, personal attention and continuity of care with the same optometrist at each visit. Eye care that you can trust.
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