Plano’s Clear Vision Recipe

Myopia, device dependency, gaming addiction, cyberbullying and lack of outdoor activity are just some of the serious consequences resulting from the ever-increasing reliance of children on digital technology. Addressing these problems ...

Our Unconventional Answer to Excessive Screen Time and Myopia: A Mobile Application

Myopia is the leading cause of visual impairment in children and excessive near work is one of the most important environmental risk factors for the onset and progression of myopia. In this technology-dependent age, screen-based ...

Education and Awareness Begin at an Early Age

Early intervention is critical for slowing the progression of myopia and protecting our children from the risks of developing blinding eye diseases associated with high myopia. Here at Plano, we recognise that an important aspect of ...

Is Big Data the Answer to Improving Eye Care Utilisation in Children Worldwide?

Last month, our Head of Research at Plano, Dr Joshua Foreman, had planned to give an oral presentation on some of Plano’s research activities at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, or ARVO, ...

The 3 Pillars of Entrepreneurship

When I first began my entrepreneurial journey at Plano 3 years ago, I realized one thing pretty quickly. It isn’t enough to have a good idea. True success lies in being able to execute your idea and turn it into a living, breathing and ...

Telemedicine: The Future of Eye Care?

Covid19 has accelerated many technology trends, including telehealth. What does this mean for the world of eye health service delivery? With the explosion of mobile technology, major changes are underway in the way that healthcare ...

Policing vs Empowering: Managing your Kids’ Screen Time

These days, ‘switching off’ from our digital devices seems more challenging than ever as we remain holed up in our homes, with huge chunks of our lives migrating to our screens. For parents across the globe, managing their children’s ...

The 3 Lessons I have Learnt from the Stay Home Measures

The pivot to the new way of life has not been easy, but the takeaways during this stay home period have been truly transformative. With the daily number of new community cases dropping significantly, Singapore is gearing up to ...

Here’s how your Kids’ Screen Time can Damage their Health

The battle against the pandemic rages on. People across the globe in the thick of the stay home measures are seeing much of their lives migrating to the online world. A rise in screen time for both children and adults is the new way of ...

Are Apps Transforming The way We Manage global Epidemics?

With more than 4 billion smartphones in use around the world, all with the potential to house apps that can help to monitor and manage public health crises, it is clear that they are the wave of the future of epidemic control. With ...