It is virtually impossible not to stare at a screen hundreds of times a day. From our work computers that we are perched in front of for hours on end, to our smartphones that are constantly demanding our attention, having a screen-free day doesn’t seem possible in this day and age.
While we might have mentally and habitually adapted to living in an era of phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, our eyes haven’t. Staring at a screen has repercussions to our vision, and that is simply a fact that we cannot ignore. Resulting in strained, tired, and itchy eyes, and even blurry vision and headaches, our smartphone addiction can negatively impact our eyes. In order to avoid harming our vision any further, it’s important to be mindful of how and for how long we are using our smartphones, staring at these small rectangular screens, and scrolling. For many of us, it’s impossible to not stare at a screen for a day, as most, if not all, of our work happens through a computer. But what we can control, like our use of our smartphones and tablets, should be controlled, not only for the sake of our eyes and vision, but for the sake of our mental health.
Continue reading this post to learn how to adapt some healthy habits that will work to combat the eye strain from our smartphone infatuation.