The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) is conducting a research study to test the use of a soft contact lens to help children see clearly and slow the myopia progression.
Myopia Capital of the World
The prevalence of
myopia in Singapore is among the highest in the world with 65 per cent of children being myopic by Primary 6, and 83 per cent of young adults being myopic. It is no wonder Singapore has been labelled the "Myopia Capital of the World".
The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) study on child myopia
If your child is 7 to 12 years old, and has symptoms of myopia, your child may be eligible to participate in this study.
To participate, your child must:
Want to wear contact lenses
Currently, NOT be wearing contact lenses or glasses in order to participate
For this study, study-related procedures, contacts lenses, and back-up glasses will be provided to your child at no charge, while your child is part of the study. Study participants will also receive compensation for their time.
Interested for your child to take part in this study?
Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) team at:
6322 4500 /
Did you know?
Once a child has become myopic, the condition is likely to progress1. Myopia in younger children progresses more quickly and children are more likely to develop high myopia2. The likelihood of developing eye diseases in the future like
macular degeneration or
retinal detachment also grows with worsening myopia3.
1 Mutti DO et al. Refractive error, axial length, and relative peripheral refractive error before and after the onset of myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007;48:2510-9
2 Chua SY et al. Age of Onset of Myopia Predicts Risk of High Myopia in Later Childhood in Myopic Singapore Children. Opthal Physiol Opt 2016;36:388-94.
3 Haarman AE et al. The Complications of Myopia: A Review and Meta-Analysis. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2020 Apr 9;61:49