Smartphones Are Not Good For Your Eyes

Reading short messages or surfing the Internet through a smartphone tends to force people’s eyes to work harder than when reading books or newspapers. A study involving 130 volunteers, with an average age of 23.3 years old, studied how people hold the phone while reading a short message. Then, another 100 volunteers, with an average age of 24.9 years old were studied while they read the pages.

When we read newspapers, books, or printed magazines, the average distance to the eye is 40.64 centimeters. Apparently in average, people who read or send short messages is only 35.56 centimeters.Smartphons Are Not Good For Your Eyes

In some people, it is even closer about 17.78 centimeters. The research was done by a team from ‘SUNY State College of Optometry’ in New York City, the study states that the additional burden would cause complaints such as headaches, dry eyes, discomfort, myopic, and tension in the eyes.

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More and more Americans use computers, Smartphones for long periods of time at work and at home.  Eye strain is becoming a major complaint with up to 90% of computer users complaining of sore eyes at one point or another.  Eye strain relating to long durations of computer use can include physical fatigue, eye twitching, increased number of work errors and decreased productivity. If you suffer from this sort of eye strain, make sure you do the following: get a proper eye exam to prevent and treat current vision problems, get proper lighting, minimize glare, upgrade your display and take several eye breaks throughout the day.  If you have trouble remembering to take a break, set an alarm on your computer or smartphone.

It’s imperative that you see an optometrist on a consistent basis to keep your eyes healthy.  There are many diseases and conditions that can be cured and treated successfully if caught early.  According to the American Optometric Association of Ophthalmology, factors such as your eye health, family history and age determine how often you should have your eyes checked.

Poor vision can come from a number of things looking at a computer and smartphone screen and skipping your routine optometrist appointments.  If you have any further tips to maintain proper eye health, please feel free to share them.

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