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Are Smartphones Eye-Safe?

Lately, it seems challenging to find someone who isn't on some sort of mobile device. These devices guarantee our constant access to our email, text messages and the Internet no matter where we are. Nevertheless because these devices sport little screens, most users usually hold their smartphones much closer to their eyes than they hold newspapers and books. If you do a lot of reading off small screens, it can be hard on your eyes.

It's a challenge for your eyes to focus on small images and text. Not surprisingly, this can create issues, especially for people who already have vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding a device too close can make it even harder 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. Holding your smartphone too close can make you blink less, which can lead to dry eyes and make it harder to see clearly.

In order to stop these symptoms caused by handheld devices, 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. And try not to use your phone for too much time at once! If it's been a while, let your eyes have a rest. If you still experience headaches, it might be time for glasses to help you focus up close. Being smart about your smartphone will only protect your eyes.

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