Tips on preventing smartphone wrinkles

June 13, 2011

Tips on preventing smartphone wrinkles
Tips on preventing smartphone wrinkles

Smartphones such as the iPhone, Android and Blackberry are a necessary part of many people's work and social lives. While these hot technologies can help us be more efficient, they also carry some potential negative side effects. Several doctors have warned that staring at the tiny screen not only causes wrinkles around the eyes, but can also lead to eye strain and vision issues, according to Rhode Island's WPRI.

"I'm looking at my phone nearly - I would say from 9 a.m. till about 11 p.m. looking at my email on my phone or my text or I'm trying to text back or read the news," Sydney Duriux, a smartphone user, told the news source. She added that she was surprised to find that there were wrinkles forming around her eyes - something she attributes to her extensive smartphone usage.

There are ways to prevent eyestrain and crow's feet from staring at small screens. According to the news source, making the text size larger can help, and it is also wise to put the phone away for a while, or focus on something further away for a few minutes. 

While it's not likely that staring an iPhone or Blackberry will cause any new eye symptoms to develop, those who already have vision problems could worsen their eyesight.

Wrinkles around the eye can be addressed by visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon. Facial fillers or Botox injections can help you maintain a more youthful appearance, whether you spend all day texting or not.


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