Blue light is naturally emitted by the sun, and can also be found through artificial light sources such as mobile phones, televisions and indoor lighting fixtures.
While not all blue light is harmful, prolonged exposure to blue-violet light can potentially cause eye strains and disrupt sleep quality.
Other symptoms include dry eyes, itching, blurred vision and headaches.
Singaporeans spend an average of 7 hours a day in front of digital screens (laptops, smartphones, tablets, tv).
During circuit breaker, Singaporeans also showed 20% increase of screen time.
We Are Social, Digital 2020 Singapore Report
The New Paper, Protecting eye health during circuit breaker, 2020
Did you know?
Average Singaporean spends more than 7 hours daily in front of a digital screen.
Ensure that you are about one-arm's length away from your screen.
Take regular breaks using the "20-20-20" rule: every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds
If you wear contact lenses, give your eyes a break by wearing your blue light glasses.