Technology has made our lives easier. But it also comes at a cost of most precious thing to us-our health. The advent of mobile phones has revolutionized the way we communicate. As a matter of fact, cell phones are not just merely phones but a whole minicomputer in them thus earning the apt title of smart phones.
We have become so addicted to our mobile phones these that it is glued to our hands 24×7. In fact, now watching videos even full length feature movies on mobiles have become a trend of sorts. This trend however has caused serious repercussions to our eyes and vision. People spend long hours staring at their mobile phones have been complaining about occasional blurred visionary watery eyes and headaches.
This is called eye strain or computer vision syndrome.
Causes behind eye strain
Eye strain occurs when eyes undergo severe fatigue due to over use or while focusing on something for long periods on computer or mobile phones. The term computer vision syndrome or CVS best describes this condition as over exposure to small mobile screens or 3D stereo devices stresses eyes and causes damage to vision.
When one sits for long hours watching movies on mobile phones which are usually 2-3 hours in length the eyes feel pressurized from focusing on the images displayed at a distance in the small screen which requires them to focus harder than ever.
The result is red rimmed, dry eyes with blurred vision.
No wonder so many people these days are getting prescription glasses due to weak eyesight caused by excessive use of smartphones.
Precautions to prevent eye strain
Sharp Sight Centre, a renowned eye hospital in Delhi/NCR, India gives an expert views on the subject and measures to effectively avoids any strain on eyes. let’s have a look
Maintain a safe distance from mobile screen– Place your cell phones at least a foot away from your face. Don’t keep it too near your eyes because it causes maximum damage to eyesight. You can also trying putting the phone at a distance where you can comfortably read the text.
Adjust brightness– Too bright or poor lighting are both bad. Make sure you use your mobile phone while watching a movie in a well lit room so that the phone’s brightness can be kept to necessary level.
Take regular breaks– Every 20 minutes take a break of 20 seconds and focus on a distance object to give your eyes room for movement. Also try blinking your eyes regularly while using mobile phones to avoid dryness.
Take notice of signs– If you have to keep your mobile phones too close to your eyes as you can’t see clearly, then it’s time to visit a good ophthalmologist!
Sharp Sight Eye Hospital in Delhi provides excellent eye healthcare with expert counseling and world famous ophthalmologists for various eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma and Lasik laser eye surgery!
Enjoy the luxuries of smartphones and technology but don’t forget to take care of your eyes!
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