Are We Losing Our Sight To Technology?

As technology becomes a part of our lives, maintaining a healthy relationship between our eyes and our devices is necessary to keep our eyes healthy.

Giving Sight With Every Stride

Come September 2019, Mo Dirani will run 50,000 strides for 50,000 adults and children in Africa with the eye care they need.

‘Miss! Are your classes making me blind?’

A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, says there’s “strong evidence” that the longer we spend in education the more likely we are to need glasses. So as concerned hands shoot up in the classroom, how ...

How to Tell If Your Kid Needs Glasses (It’s More Than Just Squinting)

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a first eye examination beginning at age 6 to 12 months old, at least once between age 3 to 5 and then at least annually between ages 6 to 18. By doing, this you’ll be able to ...

Screen Time Syndrome: Brain images explain why kids are moody, impulsive & can’t pay attention

Screen time, in its multiple forms, will be part of your children’s lives at some point. But parents must ask themselves how early and to what extent? Digest the information below on screen time, even though it might feel ...

New Findings Add Twist to Screen Time Limit Debate

For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics had suggested a limit of two hours a day of TV for children and teens. But after screen time started to include phones and tablets, these guidelines needed an update. So last year, the ...

Tackle screen use through parent-child relationship

As Singapore develops into a smart nation, it is perhaps inevitable that our children become increasingly connected to online media, making it challenging for us to monitor them all the time. Taking a step back, we might find that ...

Commentary: Why excessive gaming is a mental health condition

The World Health Organisation’s recognition of gaming disorder as a mental health disorder paves the way for other Internet-related disorders to become recognised as distinct health disorders, says Financial Times’ Anjana ...

Commentary: When should children be allowed to have their own mobile phones

Is age a good gauge for when to give a child a phone? We all know the pros and cons of having a phone – the convenience of being able to contact your children versus the danger of falling into different forms of cyber addiction. So how ...

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

Kids are are still on their enviable, long winter break, and most of them will end up spending some extra time in front of screens.