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What do you need to know about Cataracts?

When the natural lens of your eyes becomes clouded, it’s called cataracts. This happens when proteins in the lens break down and this will cause you to have a blurry, or hazy vision.

What are Eye Floaters?

As your eyes move, you may notice spots or shadows in your field of vision. They’re small and most noticeable when staring at a bright background, such as a white sheet of paper. Getting a closer look at them can be challenging, as they will dart away as you try to look at them directly. They can appear in different shapes, such as tiny dots, thin lines, and may also resemble cobwebs.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are listed by the Health Science Authority of Singapore as medical Devices. It is therefore only available on prescription by Optometrist and Medical practitioners. Every contact lens importer , must apply for a license to bring in contact lenses into the country. This ensures that contact lenses imported are of high quality and comply with safety standards. There Are Two Components To Purchasing Contact Lenses. The Contact Lens And The Professional Service. The Purchase To ensure you continue wearing your contact lenses safely, both these components must go hand in hand. It is very important to safeguard yourselves from fake branded contact lenses by buying from reputable contact lens practices. I say this because we have had an occasion where fake lenses were identified and confiscated by authorities here in Singapore.

Preparing for your eye exam

Your Optometrist will ask several questions regarding your health and that of your family.

Binocular Vision Assessment

Binocular vision is normal when both eyes are able to fuse images of the same object together without much effort when looking at both distance and near. When we switch from viewing a distant object to reading text on a page, our eyes converge in order to avoid double vision. When looking up, down, right or left at a distant object, both our eyes should move in the same direction to keep the images fused. They are four muscles in each eye that controls the eyes movement. These muscles are controlled by nerves. If a problem occurs in any of the nerves and/or any of the muscles it innovates, double vision may occur in some or all positions of gaze.

Topography

The Topograph is today an indispensable tool in any Hi Tech Eye Clinic, dealing with state-of-the-art customized contact lens design. It provides useful data of the shape and form of the corneal surface, including the presence of optical distortions.