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Mobile Computing and Technology Causing Eye Strain in America — The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is Fighting to Prevent Damage

Mobile DevicesAs businesses and employers are encouraging more use of mobile computing and technology, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind has seen an increase in eye strain, or Asthenopia. Asthenopia is a very common condition that occurs when eyes are over used. Smartphones, laptops, and tablets are becoming more common in the workplace and employees are spending a lot more time squinting, reading and staring intently at very small text and messages.

Eye strain can cause fatigue, pain, headaches and weaken or impair vision. These vision problems can carry quite an expense and reduce productivity in a business, while many employers may think newer technology should increase productivity.

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