HPB uses app to try curbing childhood myopia


Myopia screening tool and parental management application plano, has struck a deal with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in a bid to reduce the onset and progression of childhood myopia.

Following the deal, parents and students will be encouraged to use the plano app to cultivate good eye care habits to prevent the onset and progression of Myopia. This is part of the annual vision screening conducted by HPB in schools under the National Myopia Prevention Programme. The partnership also looks to set an example of HPB expanding the reach and impact of its health promotion programmes through the use of technology.

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