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Mobile Devices and Your Eyes

Look around and you will probably realize that almost everyone is browsing, texting, clicking and playing on mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are super handy when we're on the go. Nevertheless most people tend to hold their handheld devices right in front of their eyes. Reading off the small screens that these devices feature can often create a whole set of problems for your eyes.

It's much harder for your eyes to focus on small images and text. It won't come as a shock to know that this can create issues, especially if you already use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. Researches claim that when such individuals spend a lot of time with their phone at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have difficulty correcting for distance. Eventually, these difficulties can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

Additionally, a lot of time looking at your small screen can reduce your blink rate, and that can cause dry eyes and blurry vision.

In order to stop these symptoms caused by 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. Also, don't use your phone too much! If it's been a while, allow your eyes to have a rest. We can't give up technology, but it's crucial to be smart about how we use it, in order to protect our vision.

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