The eyes are one of the most important organs in the human body, as they are the one that allows us to experience the extremely important sense of sight. Being able to see and comprehend objects and creatures around us is an amazing ability, and it is vital that we take care of our eyes’ health.
To start taking care of our eyes, your next step should be to consult with an eye specialist in Singapore. Talk to us and we can set up an appointment for a schedule that’s convenient for you. If you feel that there is something wrong with your eyes or vision, don’t double-think it and visit an eye specialist in Singapore to find out what’s causing it. It is important that we find treat these problems as early as possible for a better chance of treating it.
Eye specialists in Singapore can treat many eye and vision problems and they offer various kinds of services and treatments for those problems, including but not limited to the following:
- Paediatric Eye Screening
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is one of the most common vision conditions in the world in general. Having myopia means that you can see objects near you clearly, but objects far away look blurrier as their distance from you increases.
In order to prevent this from developing, it is important that your child undergo a paediatric eye screening to find out if he/she has myopia or if there is a risk it may develop in the future. An eye specialist will monitor your child’s situation and prescribe some corrective spectacles if there is already some slight myopia present.
- Prescription Eyedrops for Myopia
Another way to deal with myopia, especially in children, is by using prescription eye drops. According to various studies, prescription eye drops can slow down the myopia’s progression in your child to almost 50%. This will help your child avoid getting severe myopia when he gets old, which can be debilitating to live with.
- Building Good Near Work Habits
Children who develop myopia are often observed to spend a lot of time doing near work activities, such as using a computer screen, or reading books. Although no studies have shown any direct correlation with the development of myopia and the frequency of near work activities, this relationship between the two is still being researched on.
Eye specialists can advise you and your child to adapt good near work habits, by scheduling screen times, spending some time outdoors and other activities that limit these near work activities.
- Eye Wellness Treatments
It is important to monitor your overall eye health and wellness, even if you have no vision disorder and 20-20 vision. An eye specialist in Singapore can schedule regular eye screenings for you so that your eyes are in tip-top health. Eye screenings can also help those with vision problems to check their eyes’ health after a treatment.
- Dry Eyes
For people with dry eyes, it can be an uncomfortable situation to be in as your eyes become more prone to irritation. An eye specialist can help keep your eyes well by prescribing you some medical eye drops that deal with the dryness directly. It is important that you follow the correct dosage as prescribed by your doctor to avoid any unneeded complications. There are also some oral medicines that can be taken to reduce eyelid inflammation and help keep your eyes lubricated. For more severe cases, an eye specialist may suggest that you get special contact lenses that prevent dryness or possibly even surgery.
- Eyelid Health and Wellness
Besides the eye and vision problems, your eyelids are also an important part of your eye that eye specialists can treat. Some common eyelid issues include blepharitis (eyelid inflammation), ptosis (eyelid drooping), chalazion (stye or a bacterial infection) and myokymia (eyelid twitching). If you experience any of the above conditions, then a visit to an eye specialist in Singapore can help you understand why it happens and how to treat it. For example, in the case of droopy eyelids or ptosis, an eye specialist may recommend that you undergo ptosis surgery to fix it.
- Glaucoma Screening
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve, which is a nerve located at the back of the eye. It is usually caused by an unnaturally high pressure in the eye, and is the leading cause of blindness among old people. Although glaucoma is also observed in young people, it is more common in people over the age of 60.
To be able to detect the presence of glaucoma or if you are at a risk of developing it, a glaucoma screening is usually by an eye specialist. It is recommended that people over the age of 40 get regular glaucoma screenings to detect the presence of the condition early so that preventive measures can be taken to slow it down or stop it.
Treatments for glaucoma include glaucoma laser procedures and surgery, which should also be services that an eye specialist in Singapore offers.
- Cataracts and Eye Floaters Treatment
Cataracts and eye floaters are two common eye conditions amongst older adults. A cataract is described as a blurry or cloudy area found in your eyes’ lens. This causes your vision to lose color and look blurry and hazy. This vision impairment makes it harder for you to read or do your usual activities normally.
Eye floaters, on the other hand, are small spots in your field of vision that somehow drift or “float” through it. Some people with eye floaters sometimes just deal with the presence of floaters by just ignoring them, while some will have eye floaters that can impair their vision and make it uncomfortable. They are also much more noticeable when you look at something bright like a computer screen or the sky. These are usually caused by changes that happen to the vitreous, a jelly-like substance inside your eye.
Both of these conditions can be treated through a visit to an eye specialist in Singapore. Your ophthalmologist will assess the severity of the condition and produce a treatment plan to deal with your condition.
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