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Implantable Contact Lenses: The Freedom Of Seeing Without Glasses!

by Lee Sok Lian|李淑莲

One must have sufficient anterior chamber depth for the implantable contact lens to be placed in front of the natural lens
Right eye -2.75/-1.75X180 6/6 Add: +1.75 N4.5
Left eye -4.50/-1.00X160 6/6 Add: +1.75 N4.5
I am both myopic and presbyopic, with a number of age-related as well as non age-related issues including astigmatism, conjunctival cysts, occasional floaters, and the onset of cataracts. After consulting ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Cheryl Lee, I decided to have Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) implanted in both eyes as a form of vision correction. This is a reversible vision correction procedure. If need be, the lens can be removed or replaced. I chose to have the prescription in my right eye reduced by -1.75D, giving me unaided visual acuity of 6/24 in my right eye and near visual acuity of N4.5. I underwent an “uneventful bilateral lens implant surgery” on 13 February 2014. My unaided visual acuity 4 days post operation is as follows:
Right eye 6/21+ PH 6/6- N4.75+
Left eye 6/6 N10+

5 TCM Tips For Maintaining Optimal Health This Winter

by Lee Sok Lian|李淑莲

Russian scientist Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, of the St Petersburg Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory has predicted Earth’s “unavoidable advance towards a deep temperature drop” and a frozen planet. In China we are bracing ourselves for cold fronts, dramatic temperature drops and heavy snowfall.

Keep warm. Stay cheerful. Exercise in moderation.

Thank you Dr. Zhan Hongsheng, Director of Sun Island Wellness Research Center, and Dr. Gu Peiming, Sun Island’s in-house Chinese physician, for so generously sharing with me the Yellow Emperor’s Classics of Medicine!


Top 5 Winter Survival Tips If You Are From The Warm Tropics

by Lee Sok Lian|李淑莲

December 1995: Guangzhou, China.

I had no idea how cold China’s winters can be although I had been forewarned. Clad inappropriately and inadequately in a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt, jeans and a corduroy jacket, I arrived at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill. An imposing bronze statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen stood sentinel on the well-kept lawn.

I paid scant attention to the tour guide’s drone as I stood, teeth chattering, under the steely gaze of Dr Sun. The cold seeped right through the rubber soles of my footwear, into my thin cotton socks, and entered my bones. My head throbbed as body heat dissipated through my skull, causing my extremities to freeze. Lesson learnt.

December 2013: Shanghai, China

These days, I go to the opposite extreme. I bundle up with extra layers, cap, scarf and gloves in frigid weather. [See picture below.]

A hat or ski cap reduces heat loss through the head

Managing Stress At Work: The Choice Is Entirely Yours

by Lee Sok Lian|李淑莲

Captured in these images are busy executives playfully engaged in laughter yoga exercises at Wellness@Play workshops on 26 September 2013 and 7 November 2013 in KOKUYO’s Shanghai Flagship Showroom at Xinjinqiao Square, No. 7, West Beijing Road.

Wellness@Play workshops which bring health and happiness to the workplace are jointly organized by AWB-China and KOKUYO, and supported by Capgemini, Gensler and Sun Island Resorts, Shanghai.

Photo courtesy Kanyka Nam
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