TV: Childhood Myopia

TV: Childhood Myopia

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Singapore is #1 in the world for the prevalence of childhood myopia in seven to nine year olds. This is one Singapore statistic that we’d all like to change. Whether it’s because of the studying children do, genetic factors, or lighting conditions, myopia is extremely common in Singapore. With the increase in children using devices such as mobile phones and tablets at a younger age, what can you as a parent do to prevent myopia for your child? Through an in-depth discussion on childhood myopia, Dr Titus Wu, one of the only two certified Orthokeratologist specialists in Singapore, will answer your questions on best practices to prevent and control your child’s myopia, as well as suitable treatments such as Orthokeratology or PROSE for children with myopia.
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If you really can't keep your child off the iPad, how long should you allow him to play on it? Also, at what age should they be really using the iPad?
Siguro at the age of 7 and I only gave her atleast 1hour to watch. I put some limitation kasi pag sobra sobra napansin ko sa baby ko medyo di na sya nakikinig, iniiyakan niya na din kapag di nya nakuk
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my preschooler had gotten addicted to both the Iphone and the Ipad at one point of time and always wanted to watch rhymes and so on. however, we realized it was turning into an addiction and she would
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In this age of technology, its not easy to keep the kids away from gadgets. Kids nowadays get used to tablets and iPads from a very early age. Sometimes parents use it to keep them engaged, sometime
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I know screen time is bad in general for kids. But what is maximum time they should spend on screen time daily?
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I try to restrict to within an hour if possible. And also try to delay them starting onipad/tv
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yup...same here...as I'm working and my mum helps to look after both my boys...sometimes she just let them watch TV so that she can do housework. I cant blame her on that or stop her...so I just set l
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With regard to whether looking at the screen will cause damage to your child’s eyes, this article suggests that the blue light emitted from devices may be harmful to children. Adults are less suscepti
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Can homeopathy be used to cure myopia in kids?
You can visit a consulting homeopath which will take your child's history and give a 'constitutional' medicine. If the case history is well detailed and the medicine (and its power) is right, the doc
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You should consult a homeopathy doctor first. Do not try any medicines on your own. The doctor might be able to give you better information than anyone else.
My son has been wearing specs since the time he was 7 years old. The eye specialist had said that it was genetic and that nothing couldn't be done to cure it completely. I have heard people mentioni
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What K Drama are you currently addicted to, moms? :D
the crown princess at mischievouskiss
whats wrong with secretary kim!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍 nkaka stress free sila..
I'm watching Netflix there are many Korean drama there na mapaglilibangn mo
I am not into Korean novelas. I remember watching Two Wives back in 2009 pa ata un pero that was the fiest and last. I wasn't hooked anymore sa kahit anong K series.
what foods can help improve vision in kids?
some foods that can actually help to improve vision and keep it in good health are green leafy vegetables, carrots and other red or orange coloured vegetables, citrus fruits, oranges, tuna, salmon or
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holding book close to eyes
My daughter is very fond of reading and holds the book very close to her eyes. Can this lead to myopia?
while for ages we have been told to hold the book a little far while reading, i came across this article that says that this is in fact a myth! take a look.. http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/loc
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Hi, Myopia occurs due to a refractive error in the eyes. Normally, the focus of distant objects falls on the surface of the retina, but in myopia the focus falls in front of the retina. Hence, distant
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What age can children wear contacts? Mamy Luktan
Eye doctors say that your child should not wear contact lenses till they are at least 13 or 14 years old. this is because the risk of contracting an infection can be very high. most professionals r
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Actually, children at any age can wear contacts. Even infants and toddlers can wear them if they are in the right care. It all depends on how ready is your kids to take responsibility and if they are
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Is myopia genetic or environmental? Also, at what age should kids wear contacts/glasses?
Myopia is actually genetic as well as due to environmental factors. a particular type of chromosome is thought to affect myopia in the genetic cause, but this is often combined with other environmenta
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Myopia is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no minimum age for contacts and glasses. Every case is different so please refer to your child's pediatri
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is it true that wearing glasses makes myopia getting worse?
not wearing glasses when required can actually have a very negative impact on the eyesight. so, if your child has been asked to wear prescription glasses, it is important to do so immediately. wear
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I read this somewhere before. Couldnt recall the exact article. Short answer - NO. You very well could become more myopic, but that wouldn't be from not wearing glasses. It is possible to get
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Is it true that carrot is good for vision? What other food is good for vision improvement?
if you have very poor vision, eating carrots cannot help restore it. but yes, if you eat it from the start, carrots can actually improve your vision and keep it healthy. carrots are rich in beta-ca
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Yes carrots are good. Remember to give them in moderation.
Carrots and wolfberries are good. you can make chicken soup with carrots, potatoes and wolfberries. just boil and serve with rice.
heard that wolfberries are good too.
Yes carrots and other orange hued foods contain beta carotene, a type of vitamin A, that is beneficial for your eyes. However other foods are great for the health of your eyes too -- leafy greens, ber
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