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What All Smartphone Users Should Know

These days, it seems hard to find someone who doesn't own some sort of smartphone. It's hard not to acknowledge that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to stay in touch with whoever we want whenever we need to be. However because these devices are made with small screens, a lot of users often hold their iPads and iPhones much closer to their eyes than they would hold books and magazines. This gives way to a whole lot of visual demands that make your eyes function in a different way than they usually do when you look at small text at near distances.

It's much harder for your eyes to focus on small images and text. It won't come as a shock to know that this might lead to problems, not least if you already use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. Researches claim that when people who wear glasses spend significant amounts of time holding a device at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have an even harder time correcting for distance. Eventually, these difficulties can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

But there are more symptoms that can arise. Holding your screen too close can make you blink less, which can lead to dry eyes and blurry vision.

What can we do keep our eyes strong, while still using our phones? In order to lessen eyestrain and blurred vision resulting from the use of our phones, it is recommended to make the text on your device much bigger and try to hold your smart phone as far away from your eyes as you can. Also, don't use your phone for too much time at once! If you've been on it a while, allow your eyes to have a rest. And after that, if you still experience eyestrain, you might have presbyopia, and need glasses to fix that. Come see us for an exam, if this is something you're concerned about. We all need technology, but it's crucial to be smart about how we use it, in order to protect our vision.

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