We are all guilty of being on our phone too much. Your best friend is having a bad day; you find an old high school buddy online, or you have so much work that you have to bring it home to finish. Whatever the reason, eyestrain or a headache seems to be the norm. Constant zooming in and out does nothing to make things better either.

Texting and smartphone eye problems

• Blurred vision
• Headaches
• Eyestrain
• Dry eyes
• Dizziness
• Achy neck and face muscles

Smartphone vision problems associated with excess use

Smartphone eye problems often stem from a lack of blinking. Individuals who use smartphones are just as susceptible to Computer Vision Syndrome as someone that uses a computer all day long. When staring at an electronic screen, a person blinks half as often as they should. The decrease causes the eyes to dry out. It gives more time for contaminants to build. Some people have trouble with apps that zoom in and out making them dizzy and feeling off balance. The good news is that these effects are easy to reverse.

Relief from smartphones and eye problems

The fastest and easiest way to relieve smartphone vision problems is by reducing the time you spend on your phone. Because smartphones and eye problems go hand in hand, you can get the quickest results by limiting your time online. Another way to make things better is to follow the 20-20-20 rule where every 20 minutes you look 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. People lose melatonin and find it more difficult to fall asleep when they fall asleep reading or texting on their phones at bedtime.
Take care of your eyes, so they take care of you. Take frequent breaks and look out at a distance once in a while. If your symptoms do not improve with a decrease in smartphone use, contact an expert like Manhattan Lasik Center at 212-759-9617.

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