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Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

Have you ever thought about the toll your smartphone might be taking on your sight? Tablets and smartphones are so handy when it comes to being in touch when we're on the move. Nevertheless most people have a habit of holding their handheld devices right in front of their eyes. This kind of reading can really be a strain on your vision.

It's much harder for your eyes to focus on small images and text. Over time, this has been found to lead to difficulty with focus and vision, especially if you already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. Specialists say that when such individuals spend significant amounts of time holding a device at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have an even harder time correcting for distance. Eventually, these difficulties can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

But that's not all. There are other symptoms that can be caused by holding your device too close to your eyes, including blurred vision and dry eyes, which can result from staring at your screen for too long, which makes you blink less.

But we can't all just stop using our phones. So what's the solution? 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 hold your smart phone as far away from your eyes as you can. It's also important to try and frequently give your eyes a rest from staring at your phone. You've only got one pair of eyes. Look after them well.