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6 Vision-Impacting Habits to Keep an Eye On

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I’m often stricken by the fact that too much or too little of a good thing can negatively impact our health. While you’ve probably guessed that sticking you nose in your smartphone could impact your vision—you likely didn’t know that hitting the books could also cause vision impairment. If you’ve recently experienced unexplained vision issues, keep an out on these influential habits…

1. Smartphone Zone

According to the American Optometry Association (AOA) “computer vision syndrome” is caused by long-term exposure to the harsh blue lighting emitted from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.

The AOA characterizes this catchall term as a myriad of eye-related health problems—including red eyes, dry eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, headache, burning eyes, excessive tearing, light sensitivity, double vision, altered focus, nausea, altered color perception, eye soreness, and neck/back/shoulder stiffness. Do yourself a favor; put down the technology and give your eyes a break every 20-minutes.

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