What can EEC offer?

What is Eagle Myopia Control Program (EMCP)

  • Nightly use of 1% Atropine eye drops
  • Child will be prescribed with photochromatic (transitional) progressive eye glasses
  • Intermediate concentrations of Atropine eye drops such as 0.125% is also available

What is Eagle Myopia Control Program LITE (EMCP LITE)

  • Nightly use of 0.01% Atropine eye drops.
  • The eye drops cause minimal dilation of the pupil with almost no effect on near vision
  • Child will be prescribed with standard eye glasses

If myopia still progresses, a switch to standard Eagle Myopia Control Program (EMCP) can be considered.

Under EMCP LITE/EMCP programmes, your child will apply a single dose of 0.01%/1% atropine eye drops respectively every night for a year. Your child will have an eye check-up every 3 months. There will be a total of 6 consultations with 6 refraction tests over a 12 months period, including 2 axial length (length of eyeball) measurements and 2 fundus (retina) photographs. This 1-year program will be closely supervised by our Ophthalmologists and Clinical Optometrists. The programme is specially designed to ensure the safe and optimal use of Atropine eye drops to slow down the progression of your child’s myopia.

Effects of Atropine drops

Although 0.01% Atropine has minimal side effects and is well-tolerated, higher concentrations may cause the following side effects:

  • Photophobia (light sensitivity) adn glare
  • Inability to focus on near objects
  • Allergic reactions

For children on higher concentrations, they will be prescribed with photo-chromatic (transitional) progressive addition lenses to overcome the effects of photophobia and inability to focus on near objects.

Who is eligible for this program?

  • Children aged 6 to 12 years
  • Spherical refractive error between -1.00 to -6.00
  • Normal ocular health other than myopia
  • Good general health with no heart or respiratory diseases
  • No lazy eyes

Is my child suitable for Eagle Myopia Control Program?

Call us at 6456 1000  to find out more about Eagle Myopia Control Program.

Locate us

Mt Alvernia

820 Thomson Road,
Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62
Singapore 574623

Fax: (65) 6456 1006
Mt Elizabeth Orchard

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-08,
Singapore 228510

Fax: (65) 6836 0002
Parkway East

Parkway East Medical Centre,
319 Joo Chiat Place,
#05-03 Singapore 427989

Fax: (65) 6348-1001
Mt Elizabeth Novena

38 Irawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#08-22/23/24 Singapore 329563

Fax: (65) 6570 1001
Westgate

Westgate Mall,
3 Gateway Drive,
#02-42A Singapore 608532

Fax: (65) 6250-6066
Royal Square Novena

Royal Square Novena Medical Centre,
101 Irrawaddy Road,
#11-07 to 13 Singapore 329565

Fax: (65) 6456-1002
King Albert Park

KAP Residences Mall,
9 King Albert Park,
#01-42/43/44 Singapore 598332

Fax: (65) 6475-1880

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