Thursday, November 9, 2017

[Review + Discount Code] Nanyang Optical - Award Winning Eyelet Junior + MyoVision lens Eyewear

I am the main decision maker for most of the stuff related to the kids but when it comes to eyewear, I am totally hands off as this is handed by Don. I do not know even know the exact name for the type of lens he is wearing. I only knew that the lens he is wearing, the middle part of the lens is meant for distance wear (usually for copying notes from the board or sports that require precise eye-hand coordination, for instance, archery) while the lower part of the lens, which is known as normal wear ( usually used for activites that require minimal visual demands like doing homework or leisure reading).

I was asked if I would like to help spread awareness on Kids' Myopia, #ProjectJunior. I thought why not, this is a really very common problem among children and it is good to share the importance of good eye care habits and regular eye checks. Do you know that Singapore has the highest myopia rate in the world, given our kind of lifestyle (reading/ writing) and the different kind of electronic gadgets (gaming) we are exposed to. But the number has been brought under control with different measures taken to help slow down myopia progression. Read more about it here.

Project Junior is an eye care program by Nanyang Optical (first Eco-friendly Eyewear shop) coupled with their very own exclusive, award-winning kids eyewear - Eyelet Junior. Children and parents like myself are empowered to remind, encourage and educate the children on the proper handling of glasses and good eye care habits. Read on !

It has been 10 months since Xav had his eyesight last tested and I was told it is advisable to have the eyesight reviewed every 6 months to make sure the degree of his short-sightedness has no drastic change as in rapid progression. 

Phew ! The result of the assessment was positive, both his eyes had an increment of 25 degrees over the span of 10 months. With no rapid progression for someone like him who loves to read and not forgetting his play time on the tablet, it is a good to know that his short-sightedness has stabilised and well under control.

I further probed what is range of increment which would then considered as "Out of control" and was told that if increment is between 75-100 degree within 6 months.

After the eye check, we were introduced to Eyelet Junior. What is special about Eyelet Junior ?

This is most suitable for active children! The frame is light weight and sturdy as the frame is constructed with a single piece of stainless steel without any joints or soldering and it is made in Japan.

Bid goodbye to screws and hinges as Eyelet Junior is the world first stitched-locked eyewear which uses nylon string to secure the frame front to the temples. I wowed when the staff showed me how flexible Eyelet Junior can be.

I seriously think it is good for children who have rough handling with their glasses like Xav but on the other hand, it may not be a good thing if the glasses could not be folded if they need to remove it and hang it on their top.

And if you read about the type of lens that Xav has been wearing all these while (at the beginnging of this post) and had his myopia progression kept under control, Eyelet Junior uses the same kind of lens; MyoVision from ZEISS Singapore. His eye examination result has gave me the affirmation that MyoVision lens is working great in slowing down his myopia progression !

To further confirmed if it is indeed the same lens, the optometrist taught me how to identify it (spot the laser engraved logo on the lens). Simply tilt the pair of glasses under the light and you should see a logo. I saw the same logo on Xav's current lenses the same as the lens Eyelet Junior is using.

Selection came next, we decided to stick back to basic colours like black or blue. Then, Xav told me that one of his classmates' glasses seem to look similar and asked how can the frames be made "different". Eyelet Junior has detachable coloured borders so that you can customized your eyewear to look different from the rest. No fear of getting the glasses mixed up!

Afte the selection of frames, the optometrist futher advised Xav on proper eyecare so as to continue to have his myopia well under control.

This time, he chose a brighter blue frame with no added "accessories". 

With Nanyang Optical's friendly optometrist, Hui Min 

We were too given a card with his degree of short-sightedness printed on it. This is definately helpful for mums like me who is ever so forgetful. I will just need to bring the card with us when he goes for his next review or should he need to fix up a pair in times of emergency should be broke his lens. A copy of the review date was given too so as to allow us to track the dates and be reminded to go for his regular eyechecks when time is due.  

What is Myopia ? 
Not uncommon to most of us, Myopia is also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, a condition whereby light entering the eye is not focused correctly on the retina. It occurs when the eyeball is too long or when the lens and cornea system is too strong, resulting in the image being projected in front of the retina instead of being projected on the retina itself. As a result, when looking at a distant object, the vision will be blurred while the object may appear to be clearer when it is looked at a shorter distance.

This condition is irreversible and people who have myopia have higher risk of getting other eye related problems such as retinal detachments, cataracts or even blindness.

Here are some eye care tips which you probably would have know of or for some who are clueless about for Myopia prevention.
- Environmental setting has to be well illuminated. Ensure adequate lighting for reading is essential to prevent eye strain.
- Hold reading materials at least 30cm away from the eyes.
- Upright sitting posture when reading, do not lie down.
- Do not read on the move. I am not talking about just in moving cars. Avoid reading on a moving train too!
- Outdoors, outdoors and outdoors! Spend more time outdoors to relax the eye muscles.
- Give the eyes a break after 30-40 mins of near work.
- Regular eye checks every 6 months.
- Control exposure to computer games and electronic gadgets by the adults.

Thank you for taking your time to read through and I am more than happy to help you get some SAVINGS! Enter discount code : ProjectJuniorXavvylicious to get a pair of Eyelet Junior with Myovision lens at $298 instead of $458. And Nanyang Optical is one of the approved institutes where you can pay using Baby Bonus !

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