How To: Reduce Eye Strain When Using Smartphones

Reduce Eye Strain When Using Smartphones

The smartphone has become one of the basic reasons for sore eyes. If you are addicted to your beloved smartphone, there is a fair possibility that your eyes will be paying off its expensive price. If you use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or any other similar gadget consistently, you may experience tired, dried, itchy eyes and also severe headache. Your vision can also become blurred by the time, which it means it is affecting your eyesight.

However, you can lower down your eye strain by making few small modifications and adopting some habits while using your smartphone.

Here are some of those tips that will help reduce your eye strain.

Blink More Often:

Blinking keeps your eyes moist. When you are staring at your beloved smartphone's screen, you tend to blink your eyes lesser as compared to other normal situations. This makes your eyes dry and you experience irritation. Thus, blinking your eyes more often and longer will help you keep your eyes moist. Consequently, you will not experience much irritation and will also be able to focus better.

Use Anti-Glare Protectors:

If your smartphone does not have corning gorilla glass, then you should use an anti-glare screen protector. Slapping an Anti-glare screen protector on your screen will surely comfort your eyes as it controls the irritating caused by reflective glare that often strain your eyes. Moreover, these protectors do not only protect your eyes, but, also protects your screen from damages.

Take Small Breaks:

Use the 20-20-20 technique. Have you heard about this? If not, then you will learn it now. You should take 20 seconds break after every 20 minutes while using your smartphone and see something that is at least 20 feet away from you. This might feel odd to you, but, your eyes will feel really relaxed as the muscles of your eyes will get some rest. It is an effective way to get rid of eye strain.

Lower Down Your Brightness:

Both, a too bright screen or a too dark screen, is harmful for your eyes. You need to maintain the right balance. To adjust brightness, go into your smartphone settings and regulate it from there. The brightness of your smartphone should be around the level of light around you. Moreover, if you keep your brightness at its optimum level, it drains out your battery quickly.

Font Size and Wallpaper:

Some people tend to keep the font size too small, maybe to fool the snoopers. However, keeping the font size small puts pressure on your eyes. As a result, you will be able to avoid eye strain. Moreover, keep such a background that on which you can easily read the text and do not have to put more focus. There are patterns on the wallpaper or background on which reading texts is tough.

Keep Your Smartphone at a Distance from Eyes While Using:

Holding your phone too close to your eyes while using, definitely puts extra pressure on them. As per a survey, people tend to hold their precious phones as close as 8 inches from their eyes. Whereas, as per the experts, a healthy distance between your eyes and your smartphone is about 16 to 18 inches. This distance will put much lesser stress on your eyes.


Adopting these practices will keep your eyes and vision healthier. Your eyes will feel less strain and you will enjoy using your dear smartphone even more.

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