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Roving myopia exhibition

SNEC has set up an educational and engaging exhibition to encourage children to practise good eye hygiene.

Myopia, also known as near- or short-sightedness, is an eye disorder where objects which are close appear clearly but those at a distance look blurry. The onset of this condition usually begins in childhood, and its prevalence in Singapore is among the highest in the world — eight out of 10 children are likely to wear glasses by Primary 6.

Though myopia cannot be cured, it can be prevented or controlled by practising good eye hygiene from an early age. Hence, as part of SNEC and SERI’s drive to educate parents, children and the general public about myopia prevention, SNEC’s Myopia Centre has created a roving exhibition.

The exhibition will be stationed at various public libraries, giving easy-to-understand information about myopia and the consequences of leaving it unchecked. Its displays are interactive and made even more engaging with illustrations inspired by the popular Amanda the Panda character all over them. Taking children on a visit to this exhibition is bound to be educational as well as entertaining!


VISIT THE EXHIBITION, SPREAD ITS WORD AND PREVENT MYOPIA!

Cheng San Public Library
Level 3, Hougang Mall
5 Jul to 31 Aug 2022

Clementi Public Library
Level 5, The Clementi Mall
3 Sep to 31 Oct 2022

Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Level 1, Exhibition Space
3 Nov to 31 Dec 2022


Check out the library opening hours at www.nlb.gov.sg/visitus.aspx


Click here to check out other articles in SINGVISION Issue 1/2022.