• Eyecare,  Health

    Have You Gone For An Eye Check Yet?

    Once or twice a year, we would make visits to the medical centre to get a full-body checkup. But there aren’t many of us in Singapore who would go for a comprehensive eye check. That’s probably because such comprehensive eye examinations are conducted at eye specialist centres and each visit can be very costly. And most of us would think that a visit to the regular optical shop for a basic eye check (vision screening) is deemed sufficient. But in reality, such eye checks are not very thorough and certain eye conditions and diseases can only be detected using special equipment, like the ones innovated by Essilor. Essilor Essilor, an…

  • Eyecare,  Health

    A Must-Have for the Sleep Deprived

      What do you do when warm milk, chamomile tea, calming music and counting sheep doesn’t help you enter into a deep restful sleep? It could very well due to light. Bright light in the environment signals the brain to stay alerted so don’t check your phone when you’re in bed! (I’m guilty of this) These days, I try to put on an eye mask so that I wouldn’t have the tendency to grab my phone to check my messages or Instagram. This eye mask is a silk-woven eye mask called Luxiere™Ergonomic Eye Mask. It has been really effective because it effectively blocks out the light. Because it’s ergonomic 3D contours, it fits…

  • Eyecare,  Health

    Go Radiant with ACUVUE® Define™

      If you are a first-time contact lens wearer, you should always try out a few other brands of contact lens first before sticking to one. Generally, most contact lenses which are sold at Optical shops are okay and they fit comfortably to the curvature of my eyes. But my favorite has still got to be Acuvue. The quality of their products are consistent over the years but they are usually priced slightly more expensive than other brands. When there’s a promotion or discount on Acuvue, it’s definitely more worth the money. I currently wearing glasses most of the time but on some days, I like to wear dailies and…

  • Eyecare,  Health

    Eye Health Check

    Most of us would have probably done a full body medical checks to assess our overall medical health and condition but how many of us actually did a comprehensive eye check? I recently went to Atlas Eye Specialist center for a general eye check which lasted for about an hour and a half. Atlas Eye Specialist Centre is an ophthalmology practice dedicated to providing patient-centric eye health treatment. This center is a run by a dedicated team of specialist ophthalmologists, surgical nurses, and paramedical staff, helmed by renowned specialist eye surgeon, Dr. David Chan. He is an ophthalmologist with more than 16 years of experience and is among the first…

  • Eyecare,  Health

    Miru 見る

    Miru means ‘to see’ in Japanese. And today, Miru is my tiny pair of ‘glasses’ which provided me with clear vision from day to day. Yes, my dreams from reality is just one thin lens away. The 1-day menicon flat pack by Miru is a revolutionary contact lens which shows you how easy and convenient it is to put on contact lenses. Because of its super thin 1mm packaging, Miru lens packs can be slot into your wallets and pouches without that bulge which most contact lens packaging would have. It is as slim as a credit card. It is light as a piece of paper. And when you peel…

  • Eyecare,  Health

    1-Day Acuvue Define – Natural Shine @ Mr Lens

    Dailies or monthly? As a contact lens wearer for almost 10 years, I think it is more cost-effective to get both dailies and monthly and wear them depending on occasions. At work, I still rely on my trusty pair of glasses but when I head out to the gym, I would put on my contact lens. During weekends, I would prefer to put on 1-Day contact lens especially if I am heading out for the whole day because comfort-wise, nothing beats wearing dailies where it gives you that all-day comfort without any irritations or dryness in the eyes.  The reason why I probably still have not gone for a lasik…

  • Eyecare,  Health

    Contact Lenses for Presbyopia

    It’s funny how some people develop short-sightedness when they were young and when they reach middle age, their degree starts to fall. Eventually some began to develop another eye condition called presbyopia. In greek, presby means old man and ops means sight. So presbyopia is an eye condition that affect mostly people over the ages of 40 where you can’t seem to close-up very clearly. You will often find yourself having to distant yourself away from the screen or the newspaper in order to attain a clearer vision. It’s the reverse of myopia where you can see close-up objects clearly but not objects placed far away. I’m highly myopic like…