Two teams and an individual have received the 2019 President’s Science and Technology Awards in Singapore.
Targeted at young children, the illustrated book tells the story of a panda named Amanda, who plays outdoors for two hours every day to protect her eyesight.
Three Singapore-based teams working on myopia, cancer and liver disease will receive funding over the next three years.
Spending more time outdoors may help prevent or minimize nearsightedness in children, scientists say.
Myopia now affects a starting 80-90 percent of school-leavers in major East Asian cities, such as those in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.