Have a look around- you will probably realize that most people – regardless of age – are browsing, texting, clicking and playing on mobile devices. Smart phones, tablets and handheld devices guarantee that we have access to our friends, family and work wherever we are. Nevertheless a lot of people tend to hold their handheld devices right in front of their faces. Reading like this can be hard on your vision.
It’s a challenge for your eyes to focus on the small images and text you see on the tiny screens of smartphones. Eventually, this has been found to lead to problems with focus and vision, especially if you already wear glasses. Researches claim that when glasses-wearing individuals spend significant amounts of time with their phone at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have an even harder time correcting for distance. When your eyes are under unnecessary pressure, it usually leads to unpleasant headaches or migraines as a result of the eyestrain.
But that’s not all. Holding your screen too close can make you blink less, which can dry your eyes and blurry vision.
What can we do keep our eyes strong, while still using our phones? In order to stop eyestrain and blurred vision caused by our phones, it’s best to set your phone to display all text in a larger font, and keep the screen further away from your eyes. It’s also good to work towards using your device for less time, and giving your eyes regular breaks. And after that, if you still experience eyestrain, you might be far-sighted, and need glasses to fix that. Call us to book an exam, if this is something you’re concerned about. Being smart about your smartphone will only protect your eyes.