With the advancement in technology, it is easy to accommodate several resources to meet our ever-changing needs. We can connect to the world with no time, share files and shop anything we want. But they said it right that too much of a good thing can be bad. And, it applies to your health especially our eyes. In today’s world, everybody is busy with their mobile phones, computers, MacBooks, laptops and other gadgets. The excessive usage of the screen is affecting the health of our eyes.
It is estimated that more than a third of Americans spend the major part of their day with some sort of technology. A report has also shown that some people spend 10-12 hours daily on their computers or mobile phones. This problem goes beyond the young population. Even with the constant exposure, many people are unaware of the harmful and scary effects of the prolonged use of technology on their eyes.
Here are some scary effects (eye disorders) of technology on our eyes:
Computer Vision Syndrome: Staring at digital screens for long hours can affect your eyes badly or you may develop “Computer Vision Syndrome”. the common symptoms of this syndrome are eye strain, dry eye, double vision, headaches, light sensitivity and blurred vision.
Damage To The Retina: If you carry your phone or laptop with you while going to bed, you are in the majority. in the last few years, almost 60% of adult Americans have developed a habit of waking up through digital technology instead of alarm clocks. This habit can be the cause of significant damage to your retina. Besides, it leads to developing major eye issues such as macular degeneration.
Headaches and Migraines: The most common effects of overexposing digital devices are headaches and even migraines. this is because of the connection between our eyes and the brain. When you use screen a for an extended period, you may experience a painful headache due to eye strain. Sometimes, you experience migraines with a throbbing and pulsing pain that can be extremely uncomfortable.
Cataracts: According to the research, it has been proven that blue light exposure through digital devices can cause possible cataracts. Nowadays, doctors are observing that people are getting symptoms of cataracts such as cloudy vision even in their mid-30s as people get in their mid-70s.
Concluding this, If you are an active user of digital screens and cannot minimize the time for their prolonged use, especially while in office, then you can stay away from their scary effects on your eyes. You can protect your eyes by just doing simple tasks like adjusting the brightness, keeping a safe distance between you and the screen, wearing anti-glare glasses and so on.
Also, you can opt for homeopathy to cure eye issues such as migraines, blurry vision, eye strain and dry eye syndrome. Homeopathy is the best holistic approach even to reduce the syndromes of cataracts and macular degeneration.