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Medical Expert For Not Using Smart Phones Excessively: Experts

ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (APP): experts urged the smartphones users to limit the excessive usage of Smartphone as it causes damage to our eyes in the long term because we spend so many hours staring at screens every day.

As much as we depend on our mobile devices for viewing and responding to emails, checking the weather, reading headline news, and posting status updates on , our smartphones may be causing us some vision problems.

Health Expert Dr Sharaif Astori said, Long-term blue-light exposure may lead to juvenile macular degeneration and soon, a point may come when the eye cannot see real colours properly.

He said, short-term and immediate effects include the formation of a red eye, lack of concentration and sleep, body ache, change in psychological attitude, etc.

According to some studies, experts suggested less than 2 hours screening time for children under age of eight.

If the visual skill is lacking or not functioning properly, a child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. Parents and teachers need to be alert for symptoms that may indicate a child has a vision problem.

Eye Specialist Dr Sadia Ahmed said, The numbers of cases are increasing and more youngsters are coming to us with the problem. Exposure to blue lights leads to stress, cataract, unstable concentration, headache and retinal degeneration,”.

Youngsters are advised to spend less time on video gaming. “They should wear protective glasses, reduce the brightness of the electronic devices and avoid small screen phones. One should keep the fonts big to avoid strain on the eyes,” she added.

She suggested to blink eyes, again and again, Minimize glare, take breaks while using smartphones, Adjust your brightness, Tweak your text size and contrast, Keep a clean screen. Hold your smartphone farther away for some time.

An optician Asad Ali said, nowadays people who come to have glasses are commonly youngsters with a complaint of a headache.

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