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Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Have you ever thought about the effect your smartphone might be having on your eyes? In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay in touch with whoever we want whenever we need to be. However as these devices sport little screens, a lot of people often hold their smartphones much closer than they would hold newspapers and books. Reading off handheld devices can actually create a whole set of problems for your vision.

It's much harder for your eyes to focus on small images and text. This can lead to problems, particularly if you already use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding your phone or tablet too close can make it a real challenge for your eyes to correct for distance. Sooner or later, these difficulties can result in eyestrain and headaches.

But that's not all. Holding your smartphone too close can make you blink less, and this can dry your eyes and blurry vision.

In order to lessen eyestrain and blurred vision caused by our smartphones and tablets, it is recommended to make the text on your device much bigger and try to keep your phone as far from your eyes as you can. And try not to use your phone too much! If it's been a while, allow your eyes to have a little time away from the screen. Learning to be smart about your smartphone will only protect your eyes.


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