In brief, Dr Mo Dirani is a senior research fellow, entrepreneur and MD of plano, an innovative application that manages smart device use and myopia in children, all while playing in the background of phones and tablets. Dr Dirani completed his PhD at the age of 26, after producing the world’s largest twin study on myopia. He is an internationally renowned researcher, known for his public health research into myopia and other common eye conditions. He has led several population based studies into the prevalence and causes of eye disease in children and adult populations, both in Singapore and Australia. Dr Dirani has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in prestigious ophthalmology journals, contributed to several government commissioned reports, and has had an estimated 200 media stories published on his work. He has also been an invited speaker at many local and international eye conferences. Dr Dirani has made the move to Singapore and is very excited to get amongst local entrepreneurs and key stakeholders to ultimately translate known research findings into high impact solutions.