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Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

These days, it would be hard to find someone not on some sort of mobile device. Smart phones, tablets and handheld devices guarantee that we have access to our email, text messages and the Internet no matter where we are. Nevertheless most people have a habit of holding their phones and tablets right in front of their eyes. This creates a whole lot of demands on your vision that require your eyes to function in a different way than they usually do to read regular small print.

Small text and images make your eyes work much harder just to see clearly. Not surprisingly, this might cause problems, not least for those that use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. Researches claim that when glasses-wearing individuals have a lot of small screen time, the eyes have an even harder time correcting for distance. Your eyes strain, and you wind up with headaches or migraines, which aren't pleasant.

There are more symptoms that can arise from holding your device too close to your eyes, including dry eyes or blurry vision, because excessive screen time lessens your blink rate.

But we can't all just stop using our phones. So what's the solution? In order to stop eyestrain and blurred vision caused by our phones, it is recommended to make the text on your device much bigger and try to hold your phone as far from your eyes as you can. It's also good to remember to frequently take breaks from staring at your phone. You've only got one pair of eyes. Treat them well.