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How to be a Safe Smartphone User

Have you ever thought about the effect your smartphone might be having on your sight? Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are so handy when it comes to being in touch when we’re on the move. Nevertheless many people have a habit of holding their phones and tablets very close to their faces. If you do a lot of reading off small screens, it can really be a strain on your vision.

Because we all hold smart phones so close, the eyes need to work much harder to focus on text and images. Not surprisingly, this might lead to issues, especially for people who already have glasses or contact lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding your phone or tablet too close can make it a real challenge for your eyes to correct for distance. Sooner or later, these challenges can result in eyestrain and headaches.

There are more symptoms that can be caused by holding your device too close to your eyes, including blurred vision and dry eyes, which can result from staring at your screen for too long, which reduces how much you blink.

In order to lessen eyestrain and blurred vision resulting from the use of handheld devices, it’s best to use a larger font, and keep the screen further away from your eyes. It’s also beneficial to remember to frequently take breaks from staring at your phone. If you still experience headaches, you might need glasses specifically made to help you focus up close. Being smart about your smartphone will only protect your eyes.