Nowadays, it's difficult to envision a world without smartphones. And whether we're aware of it or not, we're more reliant on (or addicted to) our cellphones than ever.
You should be conscious that you're probably straining your eyes a lot in such situation.
Over 3.5 billion people use smartphones now, and they do so for an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes per day. Protecting the eyes from the harm that cell phone use causes is more vital than ever.
Long-term smartphone use has been linked to a range of issues, including headaches, blurred vision, dry, itchy eyes, and weariness. Because eye damage caused by smartphone use is usually permanent, it is preferable to prevent this problem than to try to fix it in the future.
Digital eye strain is not a new concept, but up until recently, many people exclusively connected it to computer use, according to Healthline. Our odds of experiencing symptoms connected to digital eye strain rise as we use our phones more frequently. When we gaze at a screen for longer than two hours, digital eye strain develops.
It results in momentary discomfort like itchy eyes, hazy vision, or tired eyes. However, regular, continuous exposure to phone screens can cause longer-lasting eye damage, such dry eye syndrome.
The risk of eye injury can be reduced in the following 5 ways.
1. Screen brightness may be changed.
Make sure the brightness of your screen is equal to the quantity of ambient light. The brightness or darkness of your screen might hurt your eyes. The brightness of your smartphone screen may be changed quickly, protecting your eyes from extended smartphone usage.
2. Change the contrast and text size.
Make sure the font and contrast on your screen are adjusted appropriately so that you can read it without wearing out your eyes. As a consequence, reading emails, texts, site content, and everything else will be easier for you.
3. Keep Your Screen Clean.
Wipe your smartphone sometimes with a dry, sterile cloth. By doing this, you can be sure that your phone's surface is free of dirt, grit, and debris, enabling clear viewing and reducing eye strain.
4. Keep the Right Distance.
The typical phone distance from the face of the user is about 8 inches. Holding your phone so near to your face, though, might do catastrophic damage to your eyes. Maintain a gap of 16 to 18 inches between the screen and your eyes while using a smartphone for prolonged periods of time.
5. Make Use of Enough Lighting.
Many people browse on their phones even though it is completely dark outside. By doing this, you put your eyes at risk. Reduce the brightness of your phone as much as possible when using it in low light, although it is best to avoid doing so. An alternate choice is a bedside light. As a consequence, you'll see a significant improvement in your eyes. On certain phones, features like Night Light or Dark Mode are really useful in this situation.
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