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What All Smartphone Users Should Know

Have you ever thought about the effect your smartphone might be having on your sight? We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay connected almost always. Nevertheless a lot of people have a habit of holding their phones and tablets very close to their eyes. Reading off handheld devices can actually lead to a whole set of challenges for your eyes.

It's much harder for your eyes to focus on small images and text. Not surprisingly, this might cause issues, especially if you already use glasses or contact lenses. Specialists say that when glasses-wearing individuals spend a lot of time holding a device at a closer than normal distance, the eyes have difficulty correcting for distance. When your eyes work too hard, it generally results in unpleasant headaches or migraines as a result of the eyestrain.

But that's not all. Holding your smartphone too close can make you blink less, which can dry your eyes and blurry vision.

In order to prevent these symptoms caused by our smartphones and tablets, it's best to use a larger font, and keep the screen further away from your face. And try not to use your phone too much! If you've been on it a while, let your eyes have a rest. If you still experience headaches, you might have presbyopia, and need glasses to correct that. Call us to book an exam, if this is something you're worried about. You've only got one pair of eyes. Treat them well.