Ask The Expert LIVE: Dealing with childhood myopia in this digital age

Ask The Expert LIVE: Dealing with childhood myopia in this digital age

Join a live discussion on childhood myopia with Dr. Titus Wu, at ParentTown Ask The Expert LIVE!

Singapore is #1 in the world for the prevalence of childhood myopia in seven to nine year olds.

This is one Singapore statistic that we’d all like to change. Whether it’s because of the studying children do, genetic factors, or lighting conditions, myopia is extremely common in Singapore. With the increase in children using devices such as mobile phones and tablets at a younger age, what can you as a parent do to prevent myopia for your child?

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Through an in-depth discussion on childhood myopia, Dr Titus Wu, one of the only two certified Orthokeratologist specialists in Singapore, will answer your questions on best practices to prevent and control your child’s myopia, as well as suitable treatments such as Orthokeratology or PROSE for children with myopia.

Got a question? Ask Dr Titus Wu by clicking here!

About Dr. Titus Wu:

Titus graduated as an Optometrist in Singapore before completing his Bachelor degree in Optometry from Salus University (USA). He then went on to further his education and was awarded a Masters of Optometry from University of New South Wales (Aust). He was largely involved in advanced contact lens studies, advanced clinical optometry, ocular therapeutics and dry eye management, . He also completed a preceptorship in LV Prasad, Hyderabad – India, one of the busiest eye institutes worldwide, where he concentrated on anterior and posterior eye complications, as well as advanced specialty contact lenses to treat cornea diseases.

Titus is an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, guiding and supervising final year Optometry students with their clinical skills. Titus is also a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC), International Academy of Orthokeratology (IAO), Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) and Singapore Optometric Association (SOA). His expertise in Orthokeratology allowed him to obtain his Fellowship from the International Academy of Orthokeratology (FIAO). Orthokeratologists who have successfully attained the rank of FIAO have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the field of Orthokeratology.

His area of clinical interests include myopia control for children and cornea and vision rehabilitation. He has since devoted his practice to the field of specialty contact lenses and primary eye care.

Remember to watch the live discussion on the theAsianparent Community app tomorrow at 1pm! 

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Written by

Mizah Salik

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