While myopia can’t exactly be prevented, you can adopt some of these tips to help your child keep myopia at bay.

Show them the world

Our eyes are the window to the world, and for your children, theirs are only just opening. The eyes are the most important conduit to experiencing life around them, but myopia can hinder that experience. In an era where digitization is happening at a rapid rate and crawling into almost all areas of life, their eyes will be exposed to numerous sources of strain and stress. According to plano’s latest report, the number of people diagnosed with myopia is increasing exponentially with as many as 80-90% of teenagers and young adults in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan afflicted with myopia. Here are some daily habits you can include into your child’s routine to delay the progression of myopia.

Tips to keep myopia at bay

1. Go nuts

Almonds, walnuts, cashews, you name it. Eating nuts can benefit your child’s eyes tremendously as they are loaded with vitamin E. As vitamin E behaves as an antioxidant for the body, it promotes good eye health. Pack some nuts into your child’s lunchbox everyday as a snack or maybe enjoy it with a salad. Just incorporating some into your child’s daily routine can go a long way in strengthening his/her eyes.

2. Get your shine on

The next time family-day comes around, slap on some sunscreen, get out there, and soak up the sun. Too much time indoors doing near-work activities such as reading or writing, or using the phone, can cause blurry vision. Spending at least 2 hours a day outdoors and under the sun can help keep myopia from progressing. It’ll also be a good way to bond with junior. If you’ve exhausted all your local parks and gardens, consider signing your child up for weekly sports lessons such as gymnastics or basketball.

3. Keep your eyes in check

To really know what’s going on with your child’s eyes, attending regular eye check ups at an optometrist will help you gain key insights on your child’s vision health. In fact, regular eye check-ups will help monitor the development of any vision ailments your child may be facing and your doctor will be able to advise you how to professionally take care of it.

See the future with clarity

Our children’s eyes are precious, but also vulnerable; they should not be taken for granted. Managing and developing good eye care habits should start from young as their eyes develop the most during their childhood. However, it can be a handful to constantly look over your child’s shoulder to monitor their eye health. Plano helps your child to develop good eye care habits, and should they need some time away from their phones, plano offers a variety of enrichment classes to keep them occupied away from the screen. Optometry bookings are also made easier through the app to care for your children’s eyes. Help your child manage their eyesight, prevent myopia, and safeguard their eyes for the future. 

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If you are a working parent, you may have come across this term – Digital Eye Strain (DES). You may think that this phenomenon merely occurs to young adults and older age groups. Unfortunately, no one is spared from DES, not even your child. With children spending a significant amount of time on devices nowadays, it should be no surprise if they experience DES.

The Proof.

In the screen and our eyes report by plano, it is reported that 97% of children aged 4 years or younger regularly use smart devices and almost three quarters of children in the same age group have their own devices. Preschoolers and primary school children have been found to spend even more time on devices, with an average of three and five hours of use per day, respectively.

The increase in device use places children at a greater risk at developing myopia/nearsightedness or DES.

How do you know if your child suffers from DES?

The common signs and symptoms of DES include posture problems, headache, dry eyes, irritation, redness and blurred vision. These signs are enough to schedule an eye examination for your child.

If you are a plano user, you can book an appointment for an eye examination.

What other steps can you take to prevent DES in your child? 

In addition to scheduling an eye examination, these are other useful habits you can encourage your child to cultivate.

1. Frequent eye breaks 

The American Optometric Association recommends taking a 15 minute break after 2 hours of device use. Following the 20-20-20 strategy (looking at objects 20 feet away for 20 seconds after 20 minutes of screen time) has also been shown to be an effective strategy for preventing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). But constantly reminding your child every 20 minutes to take an eye break can be taxing. Investing in parental management apps can help – plano parental control app prompts your child to take eye breaks in between his/her screen time to rest their eyes. 

2. Outdoor activities 

It is recommended that children spend 2 to 3 hours outdoors per day to maintain good eye health. This may also reduce their risk of developing myopia. 

3. Face to screen distance

A closer face-to-screen distance puts more strain on the eye’s focusing abilities and leads to greater exposure to blue light and glare to the eyes, thereby potentially causing eye fatigue and worsening DES symptoms. The face-to-screen detection feature in the plano app advises your children to hold their smart devices at least 30cm from the face, and maintain at least 60cm of distance between their faces and computer screens.

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Do you notice your child constantly rubbing his eyes after using his phone? He may be suffering from dry, tired eyes.

Does screen time cause tired eyes?

Growing up in a smartphone-era is tiring, especially for the eyes. When your child stares at his/her digital device for long periods of time, they might feel an itchy, sometimes burning sensation in their eyes, also known as Digital Eye Strain. Dry, tired eyes is also caused when your child uses his/her devices in a dim space.

Preventing eye fatigue

Solutions to eye fatigue are however, very simple. This begins with cultivating good eye care habits. Start by implementing the 20-20 rule; this means that for every 20 minutes your child spends on their smartphones, remind them to look at an object 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. The rule serves as a reminder to your child to take periodic eye breaks which help to rest the eyes.

Your child’s work environment is also integral in preventing eye fatigue. A dim work environment can overwork your child’s eyes, cause their eyes to feel more fatigued than usual, and gradually impair their vision. Investing in better lighting can help to reduce eye fatigue, and prevent the onset of eye health problems such as myopia.

Most importantly, the distance between your child’s eyes and their device can play a huge role in countering eye fatigue. Try teaching your child to hold their phones at least 30 centimeters away from their eyes. Holding a smartphone farther away may feel uncomfortable initially, but nurturing this habit can prove beneficial in the long run as your child’s eyes will feel less tense and tired.

As parents, it can be demanding to juggle so many tasks at once, and constantly monitoring your child’s screen time and their device-use can be a challenge. Parental control applications can lend a helping hand to support your child’s phone usage and encourage healthy eye habits.

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School is back in session. Which means, studying and reading will occupy most of your child’s time and it is critical that they do it under the right light.

Shedding some light on the issue.

Besides affecting our vision, light greatly influences our ability to concentrate. Tasks that require peak performance such as studying and writing would require more luminance (lux) than the ordinary overhead room light. According to researchers from Korea, “cool” light emits more lux than “warm” light, and is hence optimal for peak learning performance.

Tips to find the best light for reading and studying.

1. Having a task lamp.

If the overhead room light is too dim, studying or reading for prolonged periods of time would cause pupil dilation and ultimately, eye fatigue. A task lamp, or a desk lamp, beside them would hence help to relieve eye strain while they study.

2. Using overhead lights.

In addition to a task lamp, overhead lights should be switched on too. Relying solely on a task lamp would add too much stress to the eyes and cause discomfort as the eyes would have to adjust to the dimness while concentrating on the task at hand.

3. Investing in a glare-reducing lamp.

Reflective lights can overextend your eyes which can gradually impair your eyesight. Glare-reducing lamps help to minimize the amount of light that reflects off a surfaced material which eases the stress on your eyes. A polarizing task lamp would help reduce these harmful glares.

4. Choosing LED lights.

LED light bulbs minimise ultraviolet rays and do not heat up, making it child-friendly. Moreover, unlike fluorescent lights, LED lights have a longer lifespan and hence, also cheaper. Whether you choose fluorescent or LED lights, both options, however, emit blue light which can lead to eye strain. Therefore, it is essential that your child takes regular eye breaks too. 

Don’t be in the dark about eye health.

As schools are beginning to use online platforms to engage with, and even teach students, it is crucial to inculcate good eye-care habits in your children. To better monitor your kids’ smartphone usage, the plano app is an app that encourages healthy device practices. The app has an ambient light detection feature which can detect and remind your kids not to use their device in dim lighting. Download the plano app today to find out more about safeguarding your child’s eyesight. 

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Do you know how often you use your smartphone? A simple check in your settings can give you an overview of your usage, and you might be alarmed at what you find. People stay online for an average of 24 hours a week. Of course, this is not entirely our fault, our devices are designed to be addictive.

Checking your daily phone usage is one way of identifying whether you are addicted to your smartphone, but we’ve have listed other signs that tell whether you are addicted to your smartphone.  

Symptoms of Addiction.

1. False Alarms.

You may have heard of this term, ‘Phantom Vibration Syndrome’. Essentially, you feel your phone ringing/vibrating but when you check, there’s nothing there. This could mean that you have been so accustomed to your phone vibrations and ringing that your body interprets similar neural pathways as notifications from your phone.

2. A constant need to check your phone.

Doesn’t it annoy you when you’re in class or a meeting and you can’t check your phone? Such instances could be fueled by our compulsive need to constantly check our phones for updates.

3. Mindless checking and scrolling.

Research has shown that our mindless scrolling is fueled by our anticipation of what the next post is about.

4. Your smartphone is your bathroom companion.

Your bathroom or any bathroom should be a phone-free zone. “Probably the worst thing for your productivity is to be on your phone in the bathroom, for sure,” said author and productivity coach Peter Bregman.

5. You sleep with your smartphone next to you.

You may find yourself attached to your smartphone even during your bedtime.

While the technology of our smartphones opens up endless possibilities for us, they’re also at the expense of our mental health. Here is a list of negative effects caused by an addiction to smartphones.

1. Anxiety

Our inadvertent reliance on our smartphones is associated with increased anxiety. An experiment whereby students had to give up their smartphones for a day resulted in them feeling a degree of anxiety.

2. Digital Eye Strain

Extensive screen time is linked to a group of eye and vision-related problems known as digital eye strain. You could get dry eyes, irritation or redness. You can learn more about digital eye strain and its preventive methods from our own universal scientific report, ‘Screens and Our Eyes, the strain is a global one.’ here.  

3. Neck Strain

Your smartphone may be a pain in the neck. Staring down at your phone at a 45 degree level for a prolonged time may cause pain and pressure around the neck area.

4. Lack of Sleep

Smartphone use is correlated to a reduced quality of sleep. The blue light emitted from our smartphones causes our brains to interpret as daylight. If you’re staring at your smartphone screen before bedtime, falling asleep proves a challenge. While smartphones are now equipped with night mode, a study has shown that these night modes are insufficient.

Here are some preventive methods you can cultivate to curb smartphone addiction.

1. Turn off push notifications

Turn off notifications for as many apps as possible. You don’t need to be constantly updated with every ‘like’ your Facebook or Instagram post gets.

No notifications, no need to check your phone.

2. Don’t take your phone to the bed

By charging your phone out of reach and using an alarm clock, you are on your way to fighting your smartphone addiction.

3. Set your phone on airplane mode

Switching on airplane mode can help you eliminate all temptation to check your phone. With no service to the Internet, you won’t get any notifications. If you have a task at hand, you’re more inclined to complete it quicker.

4. Limit smartphone usage

Create phone-free zones for yourself.

A study has found that Americans check their phones 52 times a day. Of course, it is nearly impossible to not check our phones at all, so perhaps keeping our smartphones away from social gatherings can be the first step.  

5. Plan breaks

If your work is centered around staring at screens, plan half-hourly breaks to let your eyes rest.

At the end of the day, while we should not be averse to smartphone technology, it is important that we are aware of the dangers that come with the constant intrusion of technology. In our fast-paced society, technology was supposed to help us lead saner lives, but instead, it has made it more difficult to set boundaries around our working or schooling lives. It’s definitely not an easy journey, but staying away from your smartphone will benefit you in the long run.

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By 2050, half of the world will be myopic. We’re increasingly dependent on glasses and contact lenses. Another way myopia can be treated is through laser treatment. For treating refractory problems like myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism accurately, your ophthalmologist may suggest a LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is a popular type of laser treatment that treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and other irregularities in the cornea or lens of the eye. 

LASIK is an abbreviation for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. The surgical procedure aims to provide precise vision correction with quick healing time. In other laser treatments like Radial Keratotomy and Photorefractive Keratectomy, the shape of the cornea is altered by cutting slits in the cornea and sculpting the eye lens respectively, using a laser. Whereas in the LASIK procedure, the corneal tissue is reshaped by removing a microscopic amount of tissue from the cornea through a circular flap opened in the center of the cornea and replacing the flap back in place after reshaping. Thus the focusing power of the eye lens is corrected for clear vision.

What’s good about LASIK?

  • It’s pain-free
  • Requires only a quarter of an hour to do the surgery for both the eyes
  • Vision stabilizes within 24 hours after the surgery
  • Doesn’t require bandages or stitches after the surgery
  • Vision can be adjusted if it varies with age years later.

How will you be prepared for a LASIK surgery?

  • Patients wearing contact lenses will be advised to stop using them 2-3 weeks prior to the surgery.
  • The eye surgeon examines the eyes and the medical history of the patient.
  • Corneal thickness, eye pressure, corneal mapping and pupil dilation are evaluated.
  • Moments before the surgery, numbing eye drops are administered to the patient’s eye to prevent any discomfort that may occur during the surgery.
  • In some cases, medications are administered to relax during the period of the treatment.
  • Patients are directed to take only a light meal on the day before the surgery.

What to expect after the surgery?

  • Immediately after the surgery, you may experience temporary itching in your eyes and burning sensations.
  • While most get a clear vision immediately after the surgery, few may suffer blurry vision which will soon clear away.
  • Avoid rubbing the eyes and driving until the eye heals completely.

What are the risks?

  • The risk of going blind is a rarity unless the doctor commits a mishap while creating the flap.
  • Performing LASIK on a thin cornea may also result in blinding complications.
  • Other inconveniences like glare, halos, fluctuation vision, and dry eyes may show up in rare cases.

Who can’t undergo LASIK?

  • Younger patients below or in their early 20s, who have an unstable refractive power.
  • Patients who may suffer hormone fluctuations due to diseases like diabetes, or visionary fluctuation due to medications.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding moms.
  • People who actively participate in activities that include regular contact with the face and the eyes, such as wrestling, martial arts, etc.

Under no condition should the patients commit to the surgery due to someone’s influence. Only after clearly weighing their own risk factors on discussion with the eye surgeon, one must undergo a LASIK surgery.

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Zombies are amongst us. And they are tech-savvy (or rather, tech-addicted).

Known as Smartphone Zombies, or smombies, these people walk without paying attention to their surroundings because of their addiction to their smartphones. With a field of vision of only 5% of normal pedestrians, they pose risks of accidents to themselves and others, that even resulted in death in some cases.

To curb these problems, Honolulu in the United States passed a law that allows authorities to fine pedestrians who cross the street while viewing their smartphones.

But other than implementing fines, here are some unconventional inventions for the smartphone-addicted generation!

Traffic Lights of the Future.

With so many people looking down on their smartphones as they walk, Bodegraven, a town in the Netherland, adopted an unusual measure of installing traffic lights on the floor. Using LED light strips, these lights run in tandem with traffic lights – turning from green to red to reflect the traditional Green Man and Red Man signals.

This initiative was done to accommodate pedestrians looking at their smartphone screens instead of the road ahead and are unable to see approaching vehicles.

It seems like this method was effective and caught the attention of other countries – as cities like Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and Augsburg in Germany has also implemented these ideas. Singapore has also joined the game, starting a trial of ground-level traffic lights in 2017, and has since extended the trial for a longer period of time and expanded to more locations after encouraging responses from pedestrians.

Warning: Look Up From Phone Now!

Imagine not only having LED lights on the pavement, but laser beam projected from power poles and an alert sent to your phone through an application when you are about to step into traffic.

This multi-dimensional warning system is what Ilsan, South Korea, is currently doing to warn smombies to look up and drivers to slow down – all in hopes of preventing accidents. With a success rate of getting more than 80% of the drivers alerted and slowing down, this initiative that was rolled out in March 2019 is expected to go nationwide – indicating enormous success.

A Dedicated Walking Lane for the Modern-Age Walking Dead

What started as a social experiment for National Geographic’s Mind Over Masses TV Show that has a sidewalk split into two sections – one for mobile phone users, and the other for non-users, seems to have gotten the attention of the authorities in Chongqing, China.

In Chongqing, a dedicated pedestrian lane has been set aside for those on their mobile phones. This 50-meter stretch has one lane that prohibits mobile phone use, and the other lane allows pedestrians to use at their own risk.

Similarly, the Xi’An city in China has also adopted this idea for their slow-walking mobile phone users and has a 100m route with pictures of smartphones installed along the way to emphasize that this lane is dedicated to the smombies.

Sidekicks: A Possible Aid to Smartphone Addiction?

(Screenshot from Sidekicks’ Promotional Video)

Sidekicks is a project aimed to combat issues of smartphone addiction. It comprises of an alarm clock, projector, a speaker and lamp – some usual items you may find at your house. But the catch here is – they only function when a smartphone is plugged into it and left untouched.

These items each have their own interesting features and specific function. The lamp is designed to help users focus on their work, and after 50 to 90 minutes, it will alert users to take a break. The projector requires two phones to function – encouraging a social moment for friends, and it includes a tiny printer inside for a cinema-styled ticket with their names to be printed on, making it a keepsake for the moment spent together.

However, this is only a design idea and the actual product yet been developed. While we wait for these gadgets, here are some interesting apps that you can use now to help you curb your smartphone addictions!

Turning the Problem into the Solution.

Some would say that it is ironic to use mobile phone applications to solve smartphone addictions but trust us, these applications are not your usual social media applications or gaming applications, and will definitely help you one way or another.

If you are a parent facing troubles with controlling your kids’ smartphone usage, plano (iOS and Android) is the app you need! This app allows you to control your kids’ screen time, where they can use their phone and at what time. This app also helps to protect your child’s vision by prompting for eye breaks and ensuring correct posture when they are using their device. You also get detailed progress reports on your child’s digital eye health to see if they are at risk of myopia.

And if you want to be more mindful of your phone usage, Mute (iOS) is the application to help you! It motivates you to use your phone less, be more present and challenge you to see how long you can go without checking your phone. It also provides progress stats to see how much time you are spending on your phone!

If you want to save the world while being productive, Forest (iOs and Android) is the app for you! You can set a timer for the amount of time you want to focus on something and when you are doing so, you plant a virtual tree linked to your account. All these translate to virtual currency that allows you to plant a real tree – bringing a sense of achievement when successfully donated a tree.

Since we can’t fight against the growing number of smartphone users and smartphone addicts, we might as well do something to help curb the problems associated with these smombies.

So what do you think? Will these innovative initiatives help to lessen the accidents that happen due to these distracted walking?

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There will come a time where your kids will ask if they can get contact lenses.

When that happens, many questions may pop through your head: Can kids wear contact lenses? Is it safe for them? Are contact lenses good for kids?

Don’t worry, read on and put your worries to rest!

Firstly, can my kids even wear contact lenses?

Yes, they can!

More than half of optometrists feel that it is appropriate to introduce children aged 10 to 12 years old to soft contact lenses, and one in ten doctors feel that it is okay to introduce contact lenses to kids below 8 years old.

Even if my kids can wear contact lenses, should I allow them to?

Whether you would want to let your kids wear contact lenses, it is up to you to decide. But, continue reading to find out some benefits that wearing contact lenses will bring.

#1: Increase Self Esteem

Wearing contact lenses affects how children feel about themselves.

In a 3 year long study, over 400 children aged 8 to 11 years old were randomly assigned to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. At the end of the 3 years, the children who wore contact lenses had high self-perception of their physical appearance, athletic competence, and social acceptance.

#2: Increased Safety for Kids

Kids are generally more active when they are still young, but are also more clueless on how harmful their seemingly harmless act can be.

Even if your kid owns a pair of spectacles for sports, the frame may still break due to impact and cause an eye injury. Also, the weather and other external factors may cause fogging of the lenses – which may affect the vision of the child, putting his or her safety and performance at risk.

As for contact lenses, they will stay on your kids’ eyes when they are running around – allowing more accurate and stable vision.

#3: Slow Down Progression of Nearsightedness

One more benefit that wearing contact lenses will bring is that it will slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children. This is because contact lenses focus light in front of the peripheral retina, which is the right place where light should be focused on to provide people with clear vision.

On the topic of slowing down nearsightedness, good eye care habits will also help to reduce myopia levels! Things such as keeping devices or books at least 30cm away from your eyes and taking sufficient breaks are good habits that should be practiced. If you can’t always be there to remind your children, try phone applications like plano (iOS and Android) to help your kids stay in check!

Sounds good, but it will only be a good choice if…

Contact lenses definitely brings many benefits to the table, but this is only if you know your kids’ maturity and ability!

Here are some questions you can ask yourself before you decide if you kids are ready for contact lens!

1. Are they mature and responsible?

Observe your kids and how they handle their responsibilities. Is he able to keep up good personal grooming habits such as keeping his room clean? Does he complete his tasks like schoolwork and household chores on time?

If they are able to do so without frequent reminders, they are highly likely able to take care of themselves with contact lenses!

2. Do they pass the test?

Give your child a pair of disposable contact lens to try!

Look at how they clean the lenses, put it on, take it off and keep it – do they look ready to handle it? If you notice your kids are able to practice good contact lens wearing habits such as using contact lens solution to wash the lenses, you can be more at ease if you decide to allow them to wear contact lenses!

So, Contact Lenses – A Go or No Go For Kids?

The most important question you need to ask yourself should be: Do you think your kids are ready?

Parents, like yourselves, play an important role in ensuring the safety and health of children. So ultimately, it is up to you, the parents, to decide if your kids are ready for contact lenses!

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Myopia (commonly known as short-sightedness) and astigmatism are refractive errors that cause blurred vision and, albeit the similarity, they are two different conditions. The difference between myopia and astigmatism by a principal is that myopia causes blurred vision from far away and astigmatism from any distance. Similarly, there are different elements, for example, cause and side effects, that stand out between the two conditions.

Let’s figure out how to understand these visual conditions which are fundamental to identify them in time to save the wellbeing of the eye.

What is myopia, and what are its symptoms?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a condition affecting people’s ability to see distant objects. It occurs when the length of the eye becomes too long, which causes light to fall short of the retina. This leads to blurred vision when looking at objects in the distance. Some symptoms:

  • Blurred vision or overcast of objects at long distance.
  • Headaches.
  • Squinting to concentrate on far off objects.

What is astigmatism and what are its symptoms?

Astigmatism is a condition that occurs when an imperfection in the cornea or focal point keeps pictures from centering appropriately. When light beams infiltrate into an eye with astigmatism, they center on a few on the retina at the same time, which causes cloudy vision.

Astigmatism can affect at any age, and its primary symptoms are:

  • Blurred vision at a long and short distance.
  • Visual weakness
  • Twofold vision.
  • Red eyes.
  • Squint to center

Difference between myopia and astigmatism

The primary difference between these two conditions is that they are two distinctive refractive errors, myopia avoids centering objects appropriately at a long distance, and astigmatism causes blurred vision
at any distance. In any case, there are more differences between both conditions that incorporate indications and starting point, how about we see it now:

  • Myopia occurs when light is framed before the retina and not on it. In astigmatism, light spotlights on a few parts of the retina at the same time.

  • An eye defect causes myopia due to the distance across the eye or by an over the top shape of the cornea. Astigmatism occurs when there is an unusual bend in different parts of the cornea.

  • Myopia is common in youth and can vanish at 20 years. Astigmatism can happen at any age.

  • Myopia causes eye strain, and astigmatism is affected by light.

Treatment for myopia and astigmatism

Even though the difference between myopia and astigmatism is clear, both errors have the same options for their treatment and rectification:

Glasses and contact lenses

Myopia and astigmatism have an exceptionally positive essential point: both conditions can be rectified. The most widely recognized approach to battle the manifestations of these conditions is using glasses or lenses that enable the individual to concentrate on any picture paying little respect to distance appropriately.

To utilize this conventional technique, it is essential to know the number of diopters that the individual has or is dependent on them to make specific lenses that correct the imperfection and enable light to frame on the retina.

LASIK medical procedure

Not all individuals need to wear glasses and contact lenses, yet some of them want to settle on an authoritative redress. In these cases, the Lasik medical procedure is suggested. This task includes lifting the cornea to apply the same laser innovation and correct the deformity that is causing myopia, astigmatism, or maybe both.

Related: Preventing myopia progression

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“Using too much smartphones, tablets and laptops are bad for you”

You definitely heard this statement a lot, but how can we resist using the devices that have revolutionized the way we live?

With studies showing up to 97% of children 4 years or younger using smart devices and more adults being exposed to increased screen time as communications happen online, ignoring the problem that comes with excessive device use is tantamount to ignoring your health.

Many of us know that using our devices too much will lead to eyesight deterioration, but did you know the effects are more detrimental than that? Health consequences such as heart disease, cancer, mental illness and a condition known as Digital Eye Strain (DES) may develop.

What is Digital Eye Strain?

For those new to the term, DES is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet and cellphone use and it may result in loss of focus and dry eye.

In our fast-paced lives, the majority of us simply do not have the time to Google and slowly read up on the adverse effects caused by excessive screen time and what can be done to prevent it. If you’re hoping for something you can read and get all the information you need, you’re in luck! Screens and Our Eyes was written to provide a one-stop guide to manage and prevent negative health consequences associated with excessive device use.

The Report.

The goal? Simple. To provide an informative all-in-one report on health consequences from excessive screen time, the factors leading to it, and most importantly, a practical and evidence-based guide on how to prevent and manage the adverse effects.

By bringing in information from various scientific literature, plano hopes to increase awareness of the health consequences of excessive device use and to educate the public on corrective actions to take in their daily lives.

Technology is never the problem until we completely surrender ourselves to it and form an unhealthy relationship with it. Take 30 minutes today and read this report to benefit yourselves and your loved ones here.

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