Nanyang Optical Eyelet Junior

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Boon Kang’s second eye health-check in school confirms our fears, Boon Kang is myopic, and he is now a statistic in Singapore’s high rate of myopia 🙁

Genetically, both Mummy and Daddy are bespectacled, so we were hoping to delay kids’ myopic journey for as long as possible.

Nanyang Optical (NO) came to our rescue again. We are confident of Eyelet Junior, as we have witnessed how it has help Boon Wee to control his myopia. Read our 2012 review here.

We brought Boon Kang down to NO’s new branch at Nex. Our friendly optometrist Glenn was very helpful in assessing Boon Kang’s condition.

Eyelet Junior is all about design ingenuity, no screws and hinges! It is the world’s first stitch-locked eyewear, with inspiration from everyday stitching.

The lightweight frame is both durable and flexible, the metal bars on both side has a “springy” effect, griping our face snugly.

Boon Wee’s Eyelet Junior is already one year old, but still in good condition. He loves sports and Eyelet Junior frame grips his face comfortably without slipping off.

More importantly, we are happy that Boon Wee’s myopia condition has stabilised.

Eyelet Junior has garnered several international awards too.

Which frame is more suitable for Boon Kang’s image?

Daddy subtly reminded him no blue (same as his brother) or pink (might be feminine)…

He chose the Orange frame, which we all agree suits his colourful personality. We love the little strip of green 🙂

At the end of the day, whether you are wearing specs or not, we need to encourage our kids to practice good eye habits

Are we even wearing our spectacles correctly? Eyelet Junior’s grip enables our eyes to constantly focus on the same spot.

(image credit Nanyang Optical Fanpage)

Unfortunately, Boon Kang’s younger siblings think it is “cool” to wear specs! Daddy has to emphasised that it is not Cool. Wearing specs is very inconvenient, and we are happy that Eyelet and Myovision are helping to minimise the impact.

Thank you Nanyang Optical and Glenn, for helping Boon Kang select his eyewear.

More information :

– do pop by Nanyang Optical fanpage for more promotion and updates
Boon Wee’s Eyelet review

3M’s new LED6000 polarizing light

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Sometime back, Daddy was invited to 3M’s Light event. Over dinner at 7Adam, we got to know about 3M’s lamp and technology more intimately.

Our eyesight is very important, but how many of us know how to take good care of our eyes? Dr Lee Sao Bing (from Shinagawa) shared some eyecare tips with us.

Studies show that when we are too near to a computer screen or book for an extended period of time, it is easier to get myopia. Kids between 7 to 12 years old are in the high-risk group (Yes, likely source is homework).

A reading distance of 30cm is a good gauge to read our Panda story.

This is where Good Lighting helps. When illumination is good, there is less strain on our eyes. However, NOT all lightings are the same :

Too bright – Glare and strain, eyes will be tired
Flickering – The eyes will find it hard to focus on the screen and reading material

Good Eye care recommendations from Shinagawa.
** More eyecare tips from HPB.

*image credit (the poster above is from Shinagawa’s powerpoint)

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3M’s Polarizing Light technology was first introduced in 2003. LED6000 is the latest lamp from 3M to improve our reading comfort.

Additional 3M LED6000 benefits :
Anti glare – helps minimise bounced light, which can cause eye strain

Cost savings – lower power consumption results in energy and cost savings. The LED light can last up to 50,000 hours.

Flexible adjustment – the head unit can be twisted left right, up or down to provide the best illumination

Light weight – portable and small footprint means we can shift the lamp between rooms

3M’s LED6000 is retailing for $269 at Best Denki, Homefix DIY, Popular Bookstores, UrbanWrite, Prologue and other leading retailers.

We would like to thanks 3M for sponsoring us with one unit of LED6000. Boon Yi and Boon Xin can now enjoy their story-time under better lighting 🙂

More 3M information can be found at the following links :
Polarizing Light
– Our BL5100 review in 2012