Plano Gives all Singapore families the Premium Version of Its Eye Health App for Free during this Circuit Breaker

The initiative, which comes up to over S$5 million, strives to help parents manage their children’s screen time and internet safety in these trying times. Local health tech company, Plano Pte Ltd today announced that all Singaporean ...

Screen Dependency Disorders: A New Challenge for Child Neurology

Children’s neurological development is influenced by what they do and do not experience. Early experiences and the environments in which they occur can alter gene expression and affect long-term neural development. Today, discretionary ...

Digital devices strain your eyes

The use of digital devices is ubiquitous in this day and age. SNEC reports on the link between digital devices and CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome). The report highlights the symptoms of CVS, ranging from headaches to blurred vision. The ...

[Mandarin] 2018 Big Data Report: Chinese Teenager’s Myopia-Related Visual Behaviors

At the International Symposium on Optometry and Vision Science, the data report on Chinese Teenager’s Myopia-Related Visual Behaviors was released, revealing the four major reasons for myopia in children and teenagers in China. It was ...

Generation M-squared: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds

Understanding the role of media in young people’s lives is essential for those concerned about promoting the healthy development of children and adolescents

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use: Kaiser Family Foundation

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development.

Virtually addicted: why general practice must now confront screen dependency: British Journal of General Practice

High screen time is increasingly considered an independent risk factor of ardiometabolic disease, unfavourable child development outcomes, and adult morbidity and mortality, ultimately placing greater pressure on primary care services.

Effects of excessive smart device use to eye health:

Keep your children’s screen time in check, experts suggest. Watching television and playing online games causes myopia in children.

Outdoor activity and eye health:

Studies have found that children who spend more time outdoors were less likely to be myopic.

Myopia is a global epidemic

11% of Singaporean children aged 3 years have myopia. And half of the world’s population to be myopic in 2050.