W Optics®, Singapore’s leading myopia specialist, is dedicated to educating the public about myopia in children and providing effective solutions for managing it. Since myopia is a manageable condition, it is crucial to detect and address it at an early stage. Therefore, W Optics® encourages parents and caregivers to take their kids for regular eye examinations, which can help detect and mitigate the condition. As Healthy Vision Month is approaching in May, W Optics® is taking this opportunity to raise awareness about kids’ myopia. With the aim of sparking conversations about the issue, the company is promoting a holistic two-pronged approach that involves wearing Essilor® Stellest® Myopia Management Lenses and spending at least two hours outdoors every day.
The newly launched W Optics® app offers a convenient way for the public to book eye examinations anytime, as it is available 24/7. In addition, the app serves as an e-shop portal where members can purchase various eyecare items such as contact lenses and e-vouchers for their family and friends.
The Essilor® Stellest® Lenses, Essilor’s newest generation of myopia control spectacle lenses, are designed to slow down the progression of myopia in children. In clinical studies, these lenses have been shown to reduce the rate of myopia progression by an average of 67% compared to single vision lenses when worn for at least 12 hours a day. Traditionally, myopia has been corrected with single-vision solutions, such as standard spectacles or contact lenses. However, correction alone is not enough, and control measures are necessary to slow down the rate at which myopia worsens over time.
The risk of developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, posterior subcapsular cataract, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy in adulthood is higher in people with myopia, and it can even lead to vision impairment. However, by managing myopia and slowing down its progression in children as early as possible, the lifelong risks of potential vision impairment due to these associated eye diseases can be reduced. The risk of developing high myopia also increases with early onset of myopia, making interventions critical at an early stage.