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“More than 90 per cent of children aged four years or younger are now using devices with little control over how they engage with them,” shares Dr. Mohamed ‘Mo’ Dirani, founder and managing director of plano Pte Ltd. The company has developed an app to help manage device use and curb myopia among children.

“Science has shown that inappropriate device use can cause adverse health outcomes in children, including mental illness, screen addiction and myopia,” Dr. Mo says. Today, myopia has reached epidemic proportions in developed countries, affecting up to 80 per cent of young people in some countries like Singapore, he adds.

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