Modern Woman Health Woes, Solved
Your attachment to your cell phone and high heels is hurting your health. Here's what you can do to fix it
The Culprits: As much as we love our good friend the Internet, our peepers weren't designed for so much screen time, explains Dr. Justin Bazan, optometrist and medical adviser to The Vision Council. "The pixels are hard targets for our eyes to accurately focus on, which fatigues our focusing system," he says. And when our eyes have to work this hard to focus, we don't blink as often as we should.
People naturally blink a few times every second. But gaze into the glow of your screen, and that rate falls to a couple of times per minute, says Dr. Bazan. Though that may seem like no big deal, it can lead to all kinds of eye exhaustion.
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