Prolonged use of a small smartphone screen can be harmful to the eyes in the long run.
As smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, here are some ways in which every smartphone user can reduce the risk of eye strain.
1. Use Anti-Glare Screen Protector
Mid-range and high-end smartphones now come with anti-glare screen stickers. If your phone does not have this, you should stick it on your phone. Anti-glare screen protectors are inexpensive and reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the screen, reducing eye strain.
Otherwise, you should use the Bluelight Filter system built into your new phone every time you use it. If your phone does not have such a system, you can download and use a third-party app called Bluelight Filter for Eye Care from the App Store.
(2) Blink frequently. (If possible, rinse your eyes with water.)
Another way is to blink frequently every time you use your phone. Doing so also reduces eye damage. Blinking is all about using a desktop computer. Use only laptops. It’s a good idea to use only a Tablet PC. Focusing on the screen without blinking can cause dry eyes. Therefore, by applying eyelashes, you can prevent dry eyes naturally. Blinking also reduces the amount of radiation emitted by smartphone screens.
(3) Follow the 20/20/20 rule
The human eye cannot concentrate at close range for long periods of time. Normally, the human eye can move near and far for seconds or seconds. Makes it visible in minutes. That’s why I like to read books closely. When using a cell phone, staring at the same distance for hours may not be in harmony with the natural process of the eye.
Therefore, smartphone users should follow the 20/20/20 rule every time they use their phones. The rule is that after every 20 minutes of use, you should stare at a distance of 20 feet for at least 20 seconds and reduce screen exposure. Another thing is that if you like to exercise, you can do short-term exercises for 20 seconds that will be good not only for your eyes but also for your body.
(4) Adjust Brightness, Contrast, and font size
Whenever you use your phone, you should adjust the brightness, contrast, and font size depending on the ambient light conditions. By adjusting the contrast brightness with the phone screen brightness, you can prevent eye damage. You can use third-party apps with the phone’s auto-tuning system to do this. There are many apps for Android and iPhone that automatically adjust Brightness and Contrast.
Avoid staring at your phone screen for long periods of time in low light conditions, and do not use your phone in the dark. The font size on your phone should be large. This allows you to easily find what you are looking for, which reduces the need to focus on the phone and reduces the need to look closely at the phone.