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Focusing on Smartphones

Lately, it seems that we’re addicted to smartphones. Tablets and smartphones are so convenient when we’re on the go. Nevertheless most people hold their phones and tablets very close to their eyes. Reading like this can be hard on your eyes.

Small text and images require your eyes to work much harder just to see clearly. Over time, this has been found to cause difficulty with focus and vision, especially if you already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding a device too close can make it a real challenge for your eyes to correct for distance. Your eyes strain, and you end up with headaches or migraines, which aren’t pleasant.

But that’s not all. There are other symptoms that can be caused by these habits, including blurred vision and dry eyes, because excessive screen time lessens how much you blink.

But we can’t all just stop using our phones. So what’s the solution? In order to stop these symptoms caused by our phones, it is recommended to make the text on your device as big as possible and ensure that you keep your smart phone as far away from your eyes as you can. It’s also good to remember to frequently give your eyes a break from staring at your phone. And after that, if you still experience headaches, you might need glasses to help you focus up close. You’ve only got one pair of eyes. Look after them well.