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Focusing on Smartphones

Look around and you're likely to discover that almost everyone is browsing, texting, clicking and playing on mobile devices. These devices ensure our access to our friends, family and work no matter where we find ourselves. However most people tend to hold their handheld devices right in front of their faces. This creates a number of visual demands that require your eyes to operate in a way that's different to its normal activity.

It's a challenge for your eyes to focus on small images and text. It won't come as a shock to know that this can lead to problems, especially if you already use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. Some research shows evidence that when people who wear glasses have a lot of small screen time, the eyes have a rough time correcting for distance. Eventually, these challenges can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

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.

In order to lessen these symptoms caused by our smartphones and tablets, it's best to use a larger font, and keep the screen further away from your eyes. Also, try not to use your phone for too much time at once! If it's been a while, let your eyes have a break. So be responsible about the way you use your smart phone and care for your eyes to ensure that your vision is protected.

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