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App to help parents monitor child's eye health

"While the use of technology should not be discouraged, educating parents and encouraging children on managing device use better is key," says Mo Dirani, managing director and CEO of plano, a Singapore-based startup that harnesses technology to encourage safe and smart device use in children.


GLOBAL myopia rates have continued to rise in recent years, with researchers suggesting that more than half of the world's population will be myopic by 2050.

This has also come at a time of increased levels of mobile device use by children aged six and under.