Arguably, one of the most important senses in our lives is that of sight.  It’s how we move around, shop, and otherwise, interact with the world. Our eyes are also what we use to navigate around our smartphones.  However, there is more and more science that is starting to support that it’s having an effect on the human eye.

The danger of smartphones to the human eye

The biggest danger when it comes to smartphones and their connection to the eye is blue light.  This is a special kind of light that you will find in all sorts of electronic devices, including computers, tablets, and, naturally, smartphones. It’s a part of the screen itself.

Any time that you excessively use and or all of these screens, your eyes are going to start to degrade and weaken.  The blue light can actually damage the eye’s retina.  Since the eye’s cornea nor its lens are able to block blue light, your eye is unprotected.

Can smartphones lead to blindness?

If that heading is enough to make you want to throw your phone into a pool and never touch another computer again, you aren’t alone. However, take a breath.  While smartphones are thought to lead the eye to degrade faster than it would without blue light and screens, it isn’t a cause of blindness.

The more time that you spend in front of blue light, especially if you’re doing so in the dark where the eye is being exposed purely to blue light, the more degeneration your eye will take on.  The same thing could be said for the amount of time you spend in direct sunlight (which is more blue light than a phone screen).

So, what does this mean?

The best way to take a look at this is to make sure that you are preventative as possible. Firstly, limit the amount of time you spend staring at your phone.  Also, the next time you go looking for iPhone screen repair or just a general smartphone repair, you’ll want to ask about apps that you can download that block blue light, or even screen protectors that you can buy that will filter out some of it on your behalf.  Mobile repair is as much about the screen as it is about the phone itself, these days anyway!  As more and more research comes out, more and more aftermarket products will go into place, too!

So, the next time that you are staring at your iPhone screen for an hour straight, try to give your eyes a break with the right gear in place.  At the very least, you should invest in a blue light screen protector for your phone itself, available at most smartphone repair shops, or even blue light glasses that you can find in a lot of spots, too. These will help keep your eyes strong, young, and healthy, without you having to go out of your way to do anything different in your smartphone use itself.  It may just lead you to have better eye health in your old age!

While we can’t help you with the blue light, we can definitely help if your screen is cracked and makes you focus on it even harder. Get a quote for a professional repair by trufyx here.