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Beware ’eye-training centres’

Update: August, 09/2017 - 10:05
The director of the National Eye Bank, Dr Nguyễn Hữu Hoàng, has strongly condemned the recent trend of sending children to “eye-training centres” and “yoga practice for eyes” as exploiting parents’ desire for their children to dispose of glasses. — Photo tamsugiadinh.vn

HÀ NỘI — The director of the National Eye Bank, Dr Nguyễn Hữu Hoàng, has strongly condemned the recent trend of sending children to “eye-training centres” and “yoga practice for eyes” as exploiting parents’ desire for their children to dispose of glasses.

Hoàng said that these centres operated illegally, without proper licences, and the “eye trainers” possess no qualifications, especially in the field of pediatric refractive errors, which is a difficult field even for professional ophthalmologists.

“Each refractive disorder is different, but these so-called trainers all treat them as the same and give out the same non-scientific exercises,” Hoàng said.

The eye bank’s director reaffirmed that refractive errors cannot be "trained" away, and only amenable to surgeries. These centres “cannot treat eye errors, they may actually cause more or worsen existing conditions,” Hoàng warned, recommending parents bring their children to professionals in reputable hospitals for treatment. — VNS

 

 

 

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