Expert Opinion

"At the moment, those undergoing the treatment are between 16 and 53. On average, after only 10 sessions, not only is there great improvement in vision but it is also maintained for at least two years."
Prof Donald Tan, Director Singapore Eye Research Institute and Deputy Director, Singapore National Eye Centre
"This treatment helps the brain to better understand the images the eyes are sending it, rather than altering the images the eyes receive by using corrective lenses or surgically altering the eye itself."
Dr Chan Wing Kwong, Senior Consultant and Head of Refractive Surgery Centre, Singapore National Eye Centre
"For example, select an item in your house that you cannot see clearly. After that, every five sessions, take a look at the object again and you will notice that your vision has become sharper. These are testimonials from patients who have experienced this."
Prof Donald Tan, Director Singapore Eye Research Institute and Deputy Director, Singapore National Eye Centre
"Vision is dependent on two things, how your eye receives the image and how your brain interprets the image. NeuroVision helps the brain to interpret sharper images."
Dr Chan Wing Kwong, Senior Consultant and Head of Refractive Surgery Centre, Singapore National Eye Centre
"Naturally we were quite skeptical about the whole thing, because traditionally, ophthalmologists thought that apart from glasses and surgery, other methods wouldn't work for myopia. But we tried it out, and it did work."
Dr Chan Wing Kwong, Senior Consultant and Head of Refractive Surgery Centre, Singapore National Eye Centre
Definition of Myopia

Myopia is "the inability to see things at distance clearly without eye glasses or contact lenses unless they are relatively close to the eyes". In order to see well, the image captured by the eye should be focused on the retina (a layer at the back of the eye). Myopia occurs when image of a distant object being focused in front of the retina and the brain interprets it as a blurred image.

This commonly happens when:

  • Your cornea is too curved
  • Your eyeball is too long
  • Your focusing lens is too strong

Other terms for Myopia:

  • Short-sightedness
  • Near-sightedness

Definition of Astigmatism

Astigmatism is distorted vision caused when the cornea (the eye surface) is oval like a rugby ball instead of spherical like a basketball. This causes images to focus on more than one point in the eye (short or long of retina), resulting in blurred vision at distance or near. Astigmatism often occurs along with Myopia (Short-sightedness) or Hypermetropia (Long-sightedness).

How does a person become myopic?

Myopia most commonly develops in childhood or early teens (between 7-14 years old). In the United States and the European Union more than 25% of the adult population are myopic, while in certain asian countries myopia affects more than 80% of the adult population*#. Statistics show that the prevalence of myopia is increasing globally.

 

 

*Myopia in Singapore Benjamin Seet, Tien Yin Wong, Donald T H Tan, Seang Mei Saw, Vivian Balakrishnan, Lionel K H Lee and Arthur S M Lim. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 2001;85;521-526

#Prevalence of Myopia in a Group of Hong Kong Microscopists. Patrick W. K. Ting, Carly S. Y. Lam, Marion H Edwards, Katrinal. Schmid. Optom Vis Sci 2004;81:88-93.