'Only' staring Gadget 2 Hours a Day, Impact Already Here

Jakarta -  No matter day or night, a lot of people who spend time in front of computer screens, tablet, or smart phone them. As a result, the risk of various chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes were easily approached.
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But in fact these effects are long term. While the impact in front of the eyes even more often overlooked. Question is the impact of visual impairment due to the gadget, which later became known as 'digital eye strain'.
Recently, an organization called The Vision Council revealed 65 percent of Americans today experience the 'digital eye strain'. This was revealed after they conducted a survey of over 10,000 adults in there.
This condition is characterized by symptoms such as dry eye, irritation, blurred vision, eye fatigue, headaches, and pain, especially in the neck and back. 'Digital eye strain' alone usually can only emerge after a concerned stare at the screen for two hours or more.
Incidentally 8 out of 10 people suspected of having 'digital eye strain' admitted using two or more and gadgets simultaneously. 96 Percent of whom also spend time in front of the screen for at least two hours a day.
According to observers, there are several factors that play a role in triggering 'digital eye strain', such as the duration and frequency of use of the gadget, the proximity of the location of the gadget with the eyes, and exposure to blue light or a light source of a high-resolution screen.
Ironically, when the check-up, 90 percent of patients not admitted to this digital disease if they often linger in front of the gadget.
"When the use of technology, such conditions 'digital eye strain' as it is difficult to avoid, but it does not mean that can not be prevented," said Mike Daley, CEO of The Vision Council, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail, Monday (18/01/2016).
They hope the doctors actively to provide education to patients about the use of gadgets or electronic media wisely, at least to reduce the symptoms that arise as a result of 'digital eye strain' torturous. (lll / vit)
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