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Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

If you quickly inspect your surroundings, you will probably realize that most people - regardless of age - are texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they let us be in touch with whoever we want whenever we need to be. However many people have a habit of holding their handheld devices very close to their eyes. Reading off handheld devices can often lead to a whole set of demands for your vision.

Because everyone holds smart phones so close, our eyes end up working hard, just to look at text and images. After some time, research shows this may cause difficulty with focus and vision, especially if you already wear glasses. Some research shows evidence that when glasses-wearing individuals spend significant amounts of time holding a device at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have a rough time correcting for distance. When your eyes are under unnecessary pressure, it usually leaves you with unpleasant headaches as a result of the eyestrain.

But that's not all. There are more symptoms that can result from these habits, including dry eyes or blurry vision, which can result from staring at your screen for too long, which makes you blink less.

What can we do keep our eyes strong, while still using our phones? In order to stop these symptoms caused by our smartphones and tablets, it's best to make the text bigger, and hold the screen further away from your face. It's also helpful to remember to regularly take breaks from staring at your phone. You've only got one pair of eyes. Treat them well.