Smartphone Sight for Sore Eyes

Your smartphone is a sight for sore eyes. Literally. Staring at your smartphone — or tablet, e-reader or laptop, while we’re at it  — for too long can lead to tired, itchy, dry eyes, and even blurred vision and headaches. Think zombie eyes and you’re there. (Go here)

1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less when we stareat our smartphone screens.

2. Minimize glare. Fix annoying reflective glare. The fix is easy an anti-reflective coating and (carefully) slap it on your smartphone screen. Bonus: Anti-glare screen protectors also fend off fingerprints.

3. Take breaks. Sounds scary, but your eyes will thank you. Use the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes look away for 20 seconds at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles.

4. Adjust your brightness. Simply go To settings and adjust your screen brightness so it’s about the same as the light level in the environment around you. And you shouldn’t ever look while pitch black dark squinting at your smartphone. (More here)

5. Tweak your text size and contrast.Adjusting your smartphone to easy to read text contrast and size for much-needed relief.

6. Keep a clean screen. Routinely wipe down your screen with a dry (not wet!) cleaning cloth to remove dust, grime and smudges.

7. Hold your smartphone farther away. You don’t have to put it all the way down. Most hold their cell phones about 8 inches from their faces. Not good. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break. It might feel funny at first but shouldn’t take long to get used to.

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