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Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Technologically, we've really progressed in the last couple of years and now, it would be challenging to find someone not on a smartphone. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to be connected whenever we need to be. Nevertheless many people 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 challenges for your vision.

Small text and images make your eyes work much harder in order to focus. Eventually, this has been found to lead to difficulty with focus and vision, especially for those who already wear glasses. If you already wear glasses, holding a device too close can make it even harder for your eyes to correct for distance. When your eyes work too hard, it usually leads to unpleasant headaches or migraines as a result of the eyestrain.

Also, too much screen time can reduce your blink rate, and that can lead to dry eyes and blurry vision.

But we can't all just stop using our phones. So what's the solution? In order to stop eyestrain and blurred vision caused by our smartphones and tablets, we recommend that you hold the phone further away, and make the text a little bigger, so you can still read it. It's also helpful to try and frequently give your eyes a rest from staring at your phone. You've only got one pair of eyes. Care for them well.