6 Surprising Habits That May Affect Your Vision

It’s a fact of life that balance is essential. Too much or too little of a thing can turn out to be good or bad – and that can affect so many aspects of our lives, from lifestyle to health. You’re probably already aware that sticking your nose in your smartphone for the better part of the day isn’t good for your eyes, but did you know that even reading a book under improper lighting conditions/without a break could be just as detrimental?

If you’ve been facing issues with your eyesight lately, and aren’t sure what’s causing such an effect, one of the following may just be it. Here are some vision-impacting habits you need to keep an “eye” on:

1. Smartphone Zone

Computer Vision Syndrome, a condition with a very telling name, is caused by long-term exposure to the harsh blue light emitted by electronic devices such as tablets, computers, and smartphones.

According to the American Optometry Association (AOA), the symptoms of computer vision syndrome could include red eyes, dry eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, headache, burning eyes, excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, double vision, trouble focusing, nausea, altered color perception, sore eyes, as well as stiffness in the neck, back, or shoulder. The best way to avoid facing these issues yourself is to take a break every 20 minutes or so and give your eyes some much-needed rest.

2. You’ve Got a Bundle of Joy on the Way

When you think about it, pregnancy is a beautiful and very weird time in a woman’s life, and it can bring along a whole truckload of seemingly unrelated side effects. You’ve heard of morning sickness and bizarre food cravings, but have you heard that pregnancy could also cause changes in your vision?

According to a study published in the Journal of Pregnancy, this joyous time could also be accompanied by several eye-related issues from blurred distance vision and trouble seeing street and roadsides that are far off, to poor night vision. Thankfully, the good news is that these issues should go away once the baby is here!

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