UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL EYE EXAMINATION

Historically, an eye examination was nothing more than flipping lenses before the eye by the optician and took no more than a few minutes to do the job. No information on the health conditions of the eye, whether the eyes are working together or even if the prescription was right. There was no formal training for opticians and therefore absence of practice standards until some 20 years ago when the government started to regulate the profession in order to protect the public from low standards of optical service.

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Why do we need regular eye examination?

The eye as the window of our soul

Think about this: Over 80% of all information the human body receives are through the visual system! Your eyesight and the preservation of it are important!

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Common Children’s Behaviour Indicative of Possible Vision Anomalies

1. Complaint of blur distance vision
2. Eye rubbing
3. Eye itchiness
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Is Contact Lens Safe?

Since contact lens made its first appearance more than half a century ago, the number of contact lens wearers today has grown to around 150 million people worldwide. In Hong Kong, there are about 750,000 on different types of contact lenses. Contact lens has become a very popular vision correction modality largely because of its great comfort.

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Children Vision Problems

根據理工大學眼科視光學系的研究報告顯示:香港6至7歲的學童,有百分之三十患有近視,10歲患近視的學童則有百分之五十,16-17歲的學童,數字更激增至七成,而這些數字更有上升的趨勢。由此可見,近視人口隨著年齡的增長正在不斷增加。不消十年時間,近視人數的比例已增加了一倍有多。而在短短數年時間,近視度數亦可以從零度增加至三百度以上。

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