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Focusing on Smartphones

Technologically, we've come far in the last couple of years and now, it would be hard to find someone who doesn't own a smartphone. Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are so useful when we're on the go. Nevertheless as handheld devices have small screens, a lot of people often hold their iPads and iPhones a lot closer to their eyes than they hold books and magazines. Reading off the small screens that these devices feature can actually lead to a whole set of problems for your eyes.

Because everyone holds smart phones so close, the eyes need to work much harder to look at text and images. Not surprisingly, this can lead to problems, particularly if you already use vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses. If you already wear glasses, holding your phone or tablet too close can make it a real challenge for your eyes to correct for distance. When your eyes are under unnecessary pressure, it generally results in unpleasant headaches as a result of the eyestrain.

But there are more symptoms that can arise. Holding your smartphone too close can make you blink less, and this can dry your eyes and blurry vision.

But we can't all just stop using our phones. So what's the solution? In order to stop these symptoms resulting from the use of our smartphones and tablets, it is recommended to set the text to be much bigger and try to keep your phone as far from your eyes as you can. It's also important to remember to regularly take breaks from staring at your phone. Being smart about your smartphone will only protect your eyes.

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