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Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

These days, it seems hard to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile device. It’s hard to avoid the fact that these devices are wonderful, because they let us be in touch with whoever we want almost always. However most people hold their handheld devices very close to their faces. This kind of reading can be really tough on your eyes.

Because everyone holds smart phones so close, our eyes end up working overtime, just to focus on text and images. This might lead to issues, not least for people who already have glasses or contact lenses. Some research shows evidence that when such individuals have a lot of small screen time, the eyes have an even harder time correcting for distance. When your eyes are under unnecessary pressure, it usually leaves you with painful headaches as a result of the eyestrain.

But there are more symptoms that can arise. Holding your screen too close can make you blink less, which can lead to dry eyes and blurry vision.

What can we do keep our eyes strong, while still using our phones? In order to prevent these symptoms resulting from the use of our phones, it is recommended to make the text on your device much bigger and ensure that you hold your smart phone as far away from your eyes as you can. It’s also beneficial to remember to frequently give your eyes a rest from staring at your phone. And after that, if you still experience headaches, it might be time for glasses to help you focus up close. We all need technology, but it’s crucial to be smart about how we use it, in order to help preserve our vision.