Thursday, June 30, 2011


I wrote about Marissa being prescribed glasses last year here. She was not very co-operative with the specs and we tried very hard to at least train her to wear the specs while watching TV. Even then we noticed that she still furrows her brows and strains her eyes when she watches TV.

So, on her 3rd birthday, hubby and I brought Marissa to International Specialist Eye Center (ISEC) Mid Valley Megamall for a consultation with Dr. Choong Yee Fong, having read about a friend's positive experience with him.

While waiting, Marissa played in the Children's Room. 

ISEC is a very spacious place! Toilets are outside though, just at the main entrance. Registration was quick. After that, a simple eye check was conducted in a room by nurses.
Dr. Choong checked on Marissa and told us that she has inherited our bad genes for astigmatism. Astigmatism refers to a misshapened eyeball, hence the image cannot focus clearly on the retina. He said that just by looking at how Marissa strains to see something far, her astigmatism is likely to be very high. I showed Dr. Choong her specs and again, just by taking a look at it, he said the power is too low, which explains why Marissa still strains her eyes even while wearing the specs. He advised wearing newly prescribed specs all the time to correct the astigmatism and also to prevent short-sightedness. 

After the consultation, we went to see their in-house optician, Ms. Anne. After the examination, she gave us the prescription for Marissa's new specs. Her power is 325 for each eye. We are required to bring Marissa back for a 6-month review.

After settling the RM150 bill, we went to Focus Point to get the new lens fitted on the old frame. Just collected the new specs (after about 2 weeks) and Marissa has been wearing it 24/7 - just as Dr. Choong has predicted. She voluntarily wears the specs because it helps her vision.


BuffaFly said...

wah the power is very very high for her age. good thing she's compliant with the glasses.

Hui-Wearn said...

yeah - i was surprised that she didn't resist the new specs.

CathJ said...

The power quite high.. anyway it's for her own good.. and good thing she wanted to wear the spec.. ^_^

1st time here.. nice meeting u.. ^_^

Hui-Wearn said...

hi CathJ! nice to see you here!