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Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Lately, it seems that we're totally dependent on smartphones. Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are super convenient when it comes to being in touch when we're on the move. However many people tend to hold their handheld devices very close to their eyes. This gives way to a number of visual demands that make your eyes work in a way that's different to its normal activity.

Because we all hold smart phones so close, the eyes need to work much harder to look at text and images. This can create problems, not least for people who already have glasses or contact lenses. Specialists say that when people who wear glasses have a lot of small screen time, the eyes have a rough time correcting for distance. Eventually, these challenges can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

In addition to this, more screen time can make you blink less, and that can lead to dry eyes and blurry vision.

What can we do keep our eyes strong, while still using our phones? In order to prevent eyestrain and blurred vision caused by handheld devices, it is recommended to make the text on your device much bigger and ensure that you keep your phone as far from your eyes as you can. It's also important to try and frequently give yourself a rest from staring at your phone. Learning to be smart about your smartphone will protect your eyes.