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What All Smartphone Users Should Know

Have you ever thought about the effect your mobile device might be having on your sight? Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are so useful when we’re on the move. However as these devices sport small screens, a lot of people often hold their iPads and iPhones a lot closer to their eyes than they would hold books and magazines. Reading off the small screens that these devices feature can often lead to a whole set of challenges for your vision.

It’s a challenge for your eyes to focus on small images and text. Over time, research shows this may cause problems with focus and vision, especially if you already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding a device too close to your face will make it a real challenge for your eyes to correct for distance. Sooner or later, these difficulties can result in eyestrain and headaches.

There are more symptoms that can result from these habits, including dry eyes or blurry vision, which can result from staring at your screen for too long, which lessens how much you blink.

In order to prevent eyestrain and blurred vision caused by handheld devices, it’s best to use a larger font, and keep the screen further away from your eyes. It’s also good to try using your phone for less time, and letting your eyes have lots of rests. You’ve only got one pair of eyes. Care for them well.

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