About: Senior Consulting Optometrist and Director at the Myopia Specialist Centre
Education: Bachelor of Optometry Degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and was awarded the Martin Wells Prize for Diseases of the Eye in 1975. He was awarded Master of Optometry Degree in 1976 and then PhD in 2004 for his work on “The cornea under Orthokeratology”.
Areas of Expertise:
Optometry, Paediatric optometry and contact lenses, Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
Mr Stan Isaacs graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry Degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 1975, and was awarded the Martin Wells Prize for Diseases of the Eye in the same year. In 1976, he was awarded a Master of Optometry Degree. During the course, he received the Hydron Prize for Advanced Contact Lens Theory and Practice.
He transitioned to private practice in 1977, specialising in paediatric optometry and contact lenses. He was responsible for forming the Singapore Optometric Association in 1980 and was its pro-term President. In 1990, he was elected as President of The Singapore Contact Lens Society, a position he still holds to date. He has presented numerous research papers at international and local ophthalmology and optometry conferences.
Mr Isaacs sat on the Standards Committee (Singapore) to draft out the Singapore standards for contact lenses. In 1996, he started working closely with Mr John Mountford, the founder of the BE Orthokeratology lens system, on orthokeratology (Ortho-K). He was the first practitioner of Ortho-K in Singapore and was responsible for arranging, promoting and training other contact lens practitioners in Ortho-K. He arranged numerous Ortho-K courses in Singapore and Malaysia and was instrumental in setting up the Society of Orthokeratology (Singapore), where he has been President since its inception. He obtained his PhD in 2004 for his work on “The cornea under Orthokeratology”.
Mr Stan Isaacs is happy to answer your questions on Optometry, Paediatric optometry, contact lenses and Orthokeratology.
Expert's Advice to Users:
Q .”Hi, how to prevent astigmatism in kids?”- Adelynn
The formation of astigmatism depends on the growth of the eye. As astigmatism is not a disease, we are unable to prevent it. However, we can delay the progression of astigmatism power by ensuring that the child is well corrected and is able to see well. By being well corrected, we can also prevent the child from squinting which happens when the child tries to see better without any form of vision correction. Squinting might be responsible for making the child more astigmatic over time. Children should have their eyes checked every 6 months or as instructed by their optometrist.
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