In the Straits Times today, the front feature on Home Page is an article on Child Myopia. Prof Saw SM has spent years heading the study and it is clear, the more time the child spent outdoors, the more likely that myopia can be prevented or delayed. Spend more hours under natural light against hours indoors under man made light bulb, huge benefits to reap. Her labour of love over an extended period of time from 7 to 11 years old, following up 1000 children is no mean feat.
Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world, approximately 7 in 10 teenagers. It is a serious problem.
Now, you may be wondering why a study on Child Myopia has got anything to do with me? Well, not me ME, but my company ME. Together with my NZ based FA artist, Angela Lin, we have a small little teeny weeny bit part to do with this research study. We, GlacysohArt as a company designed the strap for the watch to measure and track outdoor hours. Yes, we are so honoured. YAY !!!