The new norm in this Covid-19 pandemic situation entails working from home to minimise contact with people outside your household. But that also means we’re spending more time on screen because it’s really quite hard to tear yourself away from work when the computer is a few steps away from your bed.
But Singaporeans raking up a lot of screen time is not something new. In 2017 alone, the statistics showed Singaporeans spend an average of 12 hours and 42 minutes a day on their digital devices. That comes up to just a little over 50 per cent of our days. Plus, up to 90 per cent of people who spend more than three hours in front of their digital devices will experience eye strain, fatigue, and even dryness. At its worse, these habits can lead to headaches, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pains.
While we can’t get away from working on phones, laptops and computers, there are many things we can do to relieve eye strain while being hard at work.