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How to be a Safe Smartphone User

Have you ever thought about the toll your smartphone might be taking on your sight? Smart phones, tablets and handheld devices guarantee our access to our friends, family and work no matter where we find ourselves. However many people tend to hold their handheld devices right in front of their faces. This kind of reading can be hard on your eyes.

It’s a challenge for your eyes to focus on small images and text. After some time, research shows this may lead to difficulty with focus and vision, especially if you already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. Some research shows evidence that when such individuals spend significant amounts of time holding a device at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have difficulty correcting for distance. Your eyes strain, and you end up with headaches or migraines, which aren’t pleasant.

But that’s not all. There are other symptoms that can arise from these habits, including dry eyes or blurry vision, because excessive screen time makes you blink less.

In order to prevent these symptoms resulting from the use of our smartphones and tablets, it is recommended to make the text on your device as big as possible and ensure that you keep your smart phone as far away from your eyes as you can. It’s also important to remember to regularly take breaks from staring at your phone. So be responsible about how you use your smart phone and care for your eyes to ensure you protect your vision.