08.12.2015

Smartphone screens "could strain users" eyes"

Smartphone screens "could strain users" eyes"

The demand put on eyes by trying to focus on mobile and stereo 3D devices could cause discomfort, fatigue and headaches, a new study has suggested.
 
Research published in the Journal of Vision has highlighted the extra strain that is put on the eyes by the use of this technology.
 
Martin Banks, professor of optometry and vision science at the University of California in Berkeley, highlighted the discomfort that this causes and warned that this could be a limit on the use of the technologies in question.
 
He said: "This is an area of research where basic science meets application and we hope that the science can proceed quickly enough to keep up with the increasingly widespread use of the technology."
 
One consequence of poor vision is a heightened risk of developing dementia, according to a new Canadian report that found a relationship between these conditions and suggested that people should ensure they have regular eye checks.

by Emily Tait


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