Severely Nearsighted? Complications Can Be Blinding

If you’re severely nearsighted, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of 10 million adults in the U.S. with the condition. Myopia (or nearsightedness) has risen from 25% in the early 1970’s to more than 40% by 2000.

Nations of Nearsightedness

If you were planning on gifting the latest touchscreen gadget to a loved one, you might want to reconsider. As noted in a recent article in US News & World Report, there’s a major lifestyle switch that has occurred within the last 30 years, with both kids and adults spending more time indoors and doing close-up work with computer screens and phones.

Excessive Smartphone Use Can Cause Eye Issues

Not just a way to communicate, smartphones have become very helpful to our daily lives, but they can also be dangerous for your eyes. Staring at the screen for too long, especially in the dark, can cause many eye issues.