Children Myopia Control

Swisscoat Vison Center – Children Myopia Control service

Our experienced optometrist will ensure the health of your children eyes and recommend the most appropriate solution to slow down myopia progress. Book a consultation today with our professional team to find out more about our Myopia control service for your kids

Children Myopia Control

Myopia (short-sightedness) in children is a serious health issue in Hong Kong. Research shown that the prevalence of myopia (-0.50D or above) for Hong Kong children aged 6 and 12 was 18.3% and 61.5% respectively. Such worrying figures indicated that Hong Kong is one of the places in the world with the highest number of myopic children. High myopia (-6.00D or above) has been proven to associate with various eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataract and retinal detachment. It is crucial to control myopia from progressing rapidly in children.

To learn more, contact us at 3579 4763

What is orthokeratology (ortho-k)?

Orthokeratology is a proven and effective method for nearsightedness control. It is one of the golden standards for comparison of other myopic control methods. By use of special design rigid gas permeable contact lenses at nighttime, Optometrist may amend the shape of the cornea to achieve good quality vision without glasses and contact lenses at daytime. Orthokeratology can alter the peripheral image focus, while keeping the central vision clear.

Who is suitable for ortho-k lenses?

  • Those of age 7 and above
  • Less than -6.00D of myopia and with less than -2.00D of astigmatism.
  • Rapidly progressing myopia.
  • Sports and water sports enthusiast.
  • For those not suitable for LASIK refractive surgery
  • For those with dry eye problem associated with soft contact lens

Should you consider ortho-k lenses?

Pros:
  1. Good vision can usually be maintained throughout the day after lens removal.
  2. Effective in slowing myopic progression in children.
  3. Ortho-k can reduce myopia of 5.00D within two weeks. However, individual variation does exist.
  4. Complications associated with conventional contact lens wear, such as dryness and irritation from dust can be avoided.
  5. Safe alternative to LASIK laser refractive surgery with no wounds and no dry eyes.
  6. The Orthok-K effect is reversible and can be stopped anytime. The eyes will soon resume their normal condition thereafter.
Cons:
  1. Ortho-k is NOT a CURE for myopia. The Ortho-K effect will wear off gradually after ceasing lens wear.
  2. Aftercare consultations are necessary to ensure effectiveness and safety.
  3. Some contact lens-related problems, such as solution sensitivity, infection, corneal epithelial trauma or ulceration may occur, though the risk of complication is very dependent on compliance.
  4. Wearing any type of contact lenses possesses the risk of corneal infection. Ortho-k lens wearers and parents should
  5. strictly follow the instructions given by the optometrist to ensure ocular health.

Wearing any type of contact lenses possesses the risk of corneal infection. Ortho-k lens wearers and parents should strictly follow the instructions given by the optometrist to ensure ocular health.

Our Optometrists

Vision Center Location

ADDRESS
G/F., Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

ENQUIRY/APPOINTMENT
+852 3579 4763

FAX
+852 3579 4765

E-MAIL
visioncenter@swisscoat.com

OFFICE HOUR
Monday to Saturday (10:00-20:00)
Sunday and Public Holiday (11:00-18:00)

Eye Care Clinic Location

ADDRESS
23/F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

ENQUIRY/APPOINTMENT
+852 3971 0873

FAX
+852 3971 0875

E-MAIL
visioncenter@swisscoat.com

OFFICE HOUR
Monday to Friday (10:00-19:00)
Saturday (10:00-18:00)
Consultation by appointment on Sunday and Public Holiday