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Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Have a look around- you are likely to discover that most people – regardless of age – are texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay connected almost always. Nevertheless as these devices sport small screens, most users often hold their iPads and iPhones much closer to their eyes than they would hold books and magazines. This kind of reading can really be a strain on your eyes.

It's a challenge for your eyes to focus on the small images and text you see on the tiny screens of smartphones. Eventually, this has been found to lead to difficulty with focus and vision, especially if you already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. Researches claim that when glasses-wearing individuals have a lot of small screen time, the eyes have a rough time correcting for distance. When your eyes work too hard, it usually leaves you with painful headaches as a result of the eyestrain.

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

In order to prevent eyestrain and blurred vision 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 helpful to remember to frequently take breaks from staring at your phone. If you still experience headaches, it might be time for glasses specifically made 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 protect our vision.