(DAVAO CITY) Today, we're diving into an incredible journey that will resonate with every mom and dad out there. This one is about Kylie, a 10-year-old girl with artistic talents who faced a significant challenge – severe myopia.
A Quiet Struggle Begins
Let's start at the beginning - when Kylie was just 6 years old. She had a remarkable talent for recreating art she discovered on Google, with a particular fondness for animals. However, her vision was making everyday life a struggle. Reading became a challenge, and watching TV was no longer enjoyable. She even resorted to tilting her head just to see clearly. Kids often adapt without a word, and Kylie was no different.
"There are many compensatory eye and head movements that kids usually adapt and that’s because they don’t know that what their experiencing is already a problem kaya nag-a-adapt na lang sila and hindi sila nagre-report sa kanilang parents.” – Dr. Dawn
A Mother's Sharp Eye
Now, here's where the story takes a turn. Jessa, Kylie's mom, noticed her daughter's unique habit of tilting her head and knew something wasn't right.
“Napansin ko lang talaga kasi kapag mag-watch siya ng TV naka-side view siya. Napansin ko na parang di talaga normal ang vision niya.” - Jessa, Kylie's Mom
Even though Kylie couldn't express her struggles in words, her mom's love and intuition guided her. Jessa brought Kylie to a doctor when she was 7.
Kylie’s previous doctor diagnosed her with myopia, and eyeglasses were prescribed due to the severity of her nearsightedness. But those glasses didn't provide the full solution. Kylie's left eye had a different prescription than her right, making it difficult for her to focus.
“Mas maganda kasi yung glasses kapag pantay yung grado ng left and right pero pag magkaiba yung grado ng left and right minsan nakakahilo siya gamitin.” – Dr. Dawn
The Turning Point: Ortho-K Because there was still discomfort even with the prescribed eyeglasses, Jessa was not satisfied. That is what moms do; they want the best for their children. She decided to bring her daughter to our clinic, Eyecare Deluxe. Dr. Dawn, following a thorough eye examination, recommended Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) as the solution. It was a turning point in Kylie's journey.
Ortho-K, or Orthokeratology, is an ideal choice for children with severe myopia due to its non-invasive nature, effective vision correction, comfort, and potential for myopia control. It offers a hassle-free way for kids to enjoy clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses, enhancing their lifestyle, confidence, and overall well-being. Parents can also find peace of mind in this safe and reliable solution for their child's vision needs.
From Doubt to Comfort
Just like all of us when we encounter something new, Kylie experienced a bit of discomfort at first. However, children have an incredible capacity to adapt, and it didn't take long for Kylie to feel at ease with Ortho-K.
When asked about her preference, Kylie confidently chose Ortho-K.
“Before kasi naka eyeglass ako medyo nahirapan pa din ako tumingin pero pag Ortho-K naman makakita na ko sa blackboard at makakita na ko ng maliliit na letters.” -Kylie
The Transformation Unveiled
Kylie's mother was the first to notice the change. Her daughter's artistry flourished, and schoolwork became a breeze.
“Di na siya mahirapan tumingin sa malayo at nakakapag-paint na talaga siya ng maayos.” - Jessa
A Life-Altering Journey
Kylie's journey with Ortho-K was nothing short of life-changing. Thanks to a mother's love and the right intervention, Kylie not only overcame her myopia but also uncovered her limitless potential.
Remember, every child's vision holds boundless possibilities, and with the right care, we can ensure they shine just like Kylie.
“Thank you doc sa pag-share sa amin ng Ortho-K. Nakatulong talaga kay Kylie kasi di na siya mahirapan sa school, di na siya naduduling, at nakakakita na talaga ng maayos.” - Jessa