Feeling blue over blue light?
Feeling blue over blue light? Now that many of us are working from home, our prolonged screen time may actually cause some major discomforts in our eyes.
Between video conferences and social media updates, this constant exposure to blue light can lead to eye strain and difficulty concentrating. Furthermore, if you’re constantly working in an air-conditioned room or have uncorrected vision, your eyes are more prone to these problems!
Protect your eyes from blue light exposure with these 4 simple changes:
Take frequent breaks
While it’s hard for us to go on a complete digital detox, try to take a 10-minute break every 2 hours. This will give your eyes that much-needed rest and limit your blue light exposure.
Keep on blinking
Did you know your blink rate reduces significantly when you’re facing digital screens? Remind yourself to blink more by sticking a post-it note on your screen to help prevent dry eyes.
Position your screen right
Your eyes get tired quicker when you’re looking near than far. So before you start working, adjust your screen to be about an arm’s length away from you and tilt it slightly higher for more comfortable reading.
If you have any doubts, please visit an eye care professional and be sure to have regular check-ups to keep your eyes in good shape.