Lately, it seems that we’re addicted to smartphones. We can’t deny that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to stay in touch with whoever we want almost always. However a lot of people tend to hold their handheld devices very close to their eyes. If you do a lot of reading off small screens, it can be hard on your vision.
Because everyone holds smart phones so close, our eyes end up working overtime, just to focus on text and images. This can create issues, especially for those that use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding a device too close can make it even harder for your eyes to correct for distance. Your eyes strain, and you wind up with headaches or migraines, which aren’t pleasant.
But that’s not all. Holding your smartphone too close can make you blink less, which 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 our phones, it is recommended to set the text to be much bigger and try to hold your phone as far from your eyes as you can. It’s also recommended to work towards using your phone for less time, and letting your eyes have regular breaks. If you still experience headaches, it might be time for glasses specifically made to help you focus up close. So be smart about how you use your mobile devices and care for your eyes to ensure that your vision is protected.