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Spotting Common Eye Diseases in Children: A Guide for Parents

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

As parents, we want the best for our children including their eye health. In this blog, we will explore common childhood eye conditions and early detection methods.

A look into common eye diseases:

  1. Myopia (Nearsightedness)

As reported by WHO, myopia is a global concern that has affected over 1 billion people worldwide. Increased indoor activities have also increased Myopia prevalence in Asian countries like Singapore (60% of P6 students myopic). When your child is myopic, he/she faces difficulties seeing distant items like school whiteboard and will require spectacle.

Signs of Myopia:

Frequent rubbing/blinking of eyes, squinting and blurry vision.

If your child is found myopic, Eyelet offers a perfect solution. Our specially designed frames provide stability & a secure grip to prevent myopia progression caused by misaligned glasses.

2. Amblyopia (Lazy eye)

Amblyopia, the most common cause of childhood vision loss (3 in 100 kids affected), occurs when a disconnection between the brain and eyes causes reliance on a stronger eye.

As signs for amblyopia are vague, bring your kid for an annual eye check-up. If amblyopia is found, be assured that Eyelet’s thoughtfully designed small-sized frames (perfect for infants and young kids) provide comfort and stability during their treatment.

3. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis, a common contagious eye infection, saw a significant surge in early Singapore 2023 with 75% daily cases increase. The rise in cases were attributed to relaxed Covid-19 regulations which facilitated the spread of bacteria.

Signs of conjunctivitis:

Itchiness, Watering & Yellowish discharge (forms crust overnight)

To prevent the spread of conjunctivitis, ensure that your child practices good hygiene: regular handwashing with soap and frequent changing of pillowcase.

Eyelet’s Promise to Parents:

Eyelet works closely with professionals to enhance your child’s spectacle stability with our resilient frames. When you choose Eyelet spectacles, you can be assured that your child’s active lifestyle will not compromise their myopia management lenses, as our flexible frames provide an excellent fit.

Eyelet is also proactively involved in your child’s vision journey. After understanding how spending time outdoors improves your child’s vision, we developed Eyelet SunPlus, attachable clip-on sunglasses for kids to enjoy outdoor benefits with UV protection.

Additionally, we offer Eyelet Gryp, anti-slip hook to keep glasses aligned and prevent myopia progression. Your child’s well-being and lifestyle is our mission.

Interested in our products?

Look through our website for more information or visit our Shopee store (Singapore only) to purchase now!

References Used:

Geneva, Oct 8 2019,, WHO launches first World report on vision

Singhealth, Childhood Myopia

IGARD,, Common Eye and Vision Problems in Children

National Eye Institute, Sep 22 2022,, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Healthhub, Nov 15 2022,, Common Eye Conditions in Your Pre-Schooler

Strait Times, Jul 19 2023,, Conjunctivitis infections in Singapore up 75% from 2022



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