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Cellphone addiction harms eyes, health experts warn

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 26, 2018-

Health experts say over exposure to smart phones and devices like computers and tablets is not good for human health including eyes.

Research shows excessive exposure to smart phones is one of the causes of increasing eye problems among children. It may cause dryness, itching and other sorts of allergies.

All say reading books and text on digital screens from a close distance, in dim light or wide light harms eyes. Parents should discourage children not to excessively use digital gadgets. They should guide their children how to use digital devices safely.

They urge people to consult an ophthalmologist once every six months to ascertain the condition of their eyes. A proper balanced diet that contains a lot green vegetables and fruits helps to keep eyes healthy.

People over 45 years of age have more risk to having cataract than other people while chance of retinal tear and detachment is high in accident cases and physical injuries-causing incidents, according to experts.

Published: 26-04-2018 08:59

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