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How to be a Safe Smartphone User

Look around and you will probably realize that most people - even children - are texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are extremely handy when we're on the move. However a lot of people hold their handheld devices very close to their eyes. Reading like this can be hard on your vision.

It's much harder for your eyes to focus on small images and text. After some time, research shows this may cause difficulty with focus and vision, especially for those who already use vision correction, like glasses or lenses. Specialists say that when glasses-wearing individuals have a lot of small screen time, the eyes have an even harder time correcting for distance. Sooner or later, these challenges can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

In addition to this, a lot of time looking at your small screen can make you blink less, and that can lead to dry eyes and blurry vision.

In order to stop these symptoms resulting from the use of handheld devices, it is recommended to make the text on your device as big as possible and try to hold your smart phone as far away from your eyes as you can. It's also important to remember to frequently give your eyes a break from staring at your phone. 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. You've only got one pair of eyes. Treat them well.