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Your Eyes and Your Smartphone

Let's face the facts - we're totally dependent on our mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are so convenient when it comes to being in touch when we're on the go. Nevertheless as these devices are made with small screens, many users often hold their smartphones a lot closer to their eyes than they hold newspapers and books. This gives way to a whole lot of demands on your vision that force your eyes to work in a different way than they usually do to look at small text at near distances.

Because people tend to hold smart phones so close, the eyes need to work much harder to focus on text and images. It won't come as a shock to know that this might cause issues, not least for people who already have glasses or contact lenses. Specialists say that when such individuals spend significant amounts of time holding a device at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have difficulty correcting for distance. When your eyes work too hard, it generally results in unpleasant headaches as a result of the eyestrain.

Also, more time looking at your small screen can make you blink less, and that can cause dry eyes and blurry vision.

But we can't all just stop using our phones. So what's the solution? In order to lessen these symptoms caused by our smartphones and tablets, it is recommended to set the text to be much bigger and ensure that you keep your phone as far from your eyes as you can. Also, don't use your phone for too much time at once! If it's been a while, let your eyes have a break. If you still experience headaches, it might be time for glasses specifically made to help you focus up close. Being smart about your smartphone will only protect your eyes.