Prism Glasses

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Double vision

 

What are Prism lenses?

 

Ophthalmic prism lenses are special ophthalmic lenses with triangular prism element. They are prescribed by optometrists and infused into regular lens prescriptions. They can be effective visual aids used to manage vision conditions, such as double vision and other binocular vision difficulties. The prism refracts light (changing the direction of light). It helps align the two images, so the double vision and other binocular vision symptoms, such as headaches, reading difficulties, will be alleviated.

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When are prism lenses prescribed?

 

Prism lenses are prescribed when patients suffering from severe binocular vision symptoms and double vision. There are some common causes:

 

Visual difficulties caused by:

  • Binocular Visual Dysfunction

  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Graves’ disease (thyroid eye disease)

  • Convergence insufficiency (eye muscle weakness)

 

Neurological problems caused by:

  • Stroke

  • Migraine

  • Head injury

  • Tumor

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Multiple sclerosis

 

Contact our optometrist if you or a family member suffer from any of those above signs, prism lenses may be a quick fix to soothe these signs.

 

MORE SERVICES

 

Eye Exam

Our Centre provides eye test for Adults and children from two and half years old. The eye test covers refractive errors, visual functions and eye health assessment.

Myopia control & Orthokeratology

 

our centre also provide myopic control and orthokeratology service to kids and teenagers on indication.

Specialty contact lens services

In our center, we fit specialty contact lenses, such as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, hybrid lenses and scleral lenses.

​Health Care Voucher

Our optometrists are appointed Health Care Service Providers of Health Care Voucher Scheme. Eligible Elderly may use Health Care Voucher for payment of eye examination and eyeglasses fee. For more information, you may contact us by telephone number 21530008 for eye examination booking.