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Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

Take a look around- you will probably realize that pretty much everybody is using mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are super useful when it comes to being in touch when we’re on the go. Nevertheless many people hold their phones and tablets right in front of their eyes. Reading off the small screens that these devices feature can often create a whole set of problems for your eyes.

Small text and images require your eyes to work much harder in order to focus. Eventually, this has been found to cause difficulty with focus and vision, especially for those who already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. Specialists say that when such individuals spend significant amounts of time with their phone at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have a rough time correcting for distance. Your eyes strain, and you wind up with headaches or migraines, which aren’t pleasant.

Also, more screen time can make you blink less, and that can lead to dry eyes and blurry vision.

What can we do keep our eyes strong, while still using our phones? In order to stop these symptoms resulting from the use of our smartphones and tablets, it’s best to use a larger font, and hold the screen further away from your face. And try not to use your phone too much! If you’ve been on it a while, let your eyes have a little time away from the screen. You’ve only got one pair of eyes. Look after them well.

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