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How To Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain See The Quick Ways

Poster: STANCOBRIDGE | Date: 2:23am, 18th Sep 2016. | Views: 230 | 1 Replies
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STANCOBRIDGE. Jalingo, Taraba
2:23am, 18th Sep 2016.


Blink, blink and blink again:
Blinking often (and for more than a
second) keeps your eyes moist and
reduces dryness and irritation. We
tend to blink about a third less than
we normally would when we stare
lovingly at our precious smartphone
screens, which starves our poor
peepers of protective tears. Keep
your eyes wet by blinking about 10
times every 20 minutes or so and you
should be good to go. Bonus: Blinking
often helps refocus your eyes, too.

Minimise glare:
Unless you have a smartphone
equipped with anti-glare Corning
Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen
protector film, you are probably
coping with a fair amount of
annoying reflective glare. The fix is
easy and inexpensive: Buy an anti-
reflective coating and (carefully) slap
it on your smartphone screen. They
range between about $1 and $20 on
Amazon.com and in most mobile
service provider stores. Bonus: Anti-
glare screen protectors also fend off
fingerprints.

Take breaks:
Sounds scary, right? But your eyes
will thank you. By now you’ve
probably heard of the 20-20-20 rule.
The concept is to take a break from
looking at your screen every 20
minutes for 20 seconds while looking
at something 20 feet away. Doing so
relaxes your eye muscles (and gives
you ample time to contemplate which
fun, new iPhone or Android app
you’ll play with next).

Adjust your brightness:
Having your screen too bright or too
dark stresses your eyes out and can
cause problems maintaining focus.
To eliminate either issue in about a
matter of seconds, simply go into
your smartphone settings and adjust
your screen brightness so it’s about
the same as the light level in the
environment around you. Wait —
that is unless you’re in the pitch
black dark squinting at your
smartphone in bed, which, by the
way, can lead to insomnia and less
sex).

Tweak your text size and contrast:
Adjusting your smartphone text
contrast and size also provides a
little much-needed relief. It makes it
easier to read web content, email
messages, calendar appointments
and everything else on your phone.

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

Hold your smartphone farther away:
You don’t have to put it all the way
down. We promise. Most people tend
to hold their mobile phones only
about eight 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.

Source: Hongkiat
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