10 Surprising Myths About Myopia In Kids That Every Singapore Parent Needs To Know

Despite Singapore being known as the myopia capital of the world, there still exist misconceptions about childhood myopia.

Protecting Eye Health During Circuit Breaker

The rise in device screen time poses a myriad of vision health consequences which is why it's more important than ever to protect our little ones' eye health.

Too Much Screen Time For Young Children May Lead To Unhealthy Behaviours Growing Up

A study found that children who spent more than 3 hours a day on screens spent less time on physical activity. The researchers caution parents against prolonged screen time and encourage more physical activity away from the screens.

Forget Old Screen ‘Time’ Rules During Coronavirus. Here’s What You Should Focus On Instead

Instead of purely focusing on the time spent on the screen, parents should also focus on screen quality and who they're using the screens with.

Short-Sightedness: Genetic Test Could Help At-Risk Children

Researchers from Cardiff and Bristol universities have recently discovered a genetic test that could screen for severe myopia.

COVID-19: How To Keep Kids Entertained At Home Without Screen Time

Our children's screen time is increasing amidst stay home measures. Here are some ways to keep them entertained without the use of a tablet or a smartphone.

Smartphone Addiction May Shrink Key Areas Of Your Brain In A Similar Way To Drugs

The research conducted also discovered that spending too much time using smartphones can alter the areas that control emotion and decision-making.

Scaling Back The Screen Time Amidst COVID-19

Parents should continue to monitor their children's screen time amidst the evolving situation.

Teenagers So Addicted To Cellphones They’re Going To Detox Centers

South Korean teenagers are checking themselves in to a cellphone detox center to curb their smartphone addiction. A survey conducted by South Korea’s National Information Society Agency on 4886 adolescents found that 34% of them ...

Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

Letting a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and sociability, according to a large Canadian study. The research, which tracked nearly 2,500 two-year-olds, is the latest piece ...