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Eye Experts Say Reading On Smartphones May Strain Eyes.

Eye Experts Say Reading On Smartphones May Strain Eyes.
HealthDay (7/21, Gardner) reports that, according to a study published in Optometry and Vision Science, “people reading text messages or browsing the Internet on their smartphones tend to hold the devices closer than they would a book or newspaper.” This, combined with the often small font sizes, “could put added strain on people who already wear glasses or contact lenses.” Eye surgeon Dr. Scott MacRae suggests increasing font size on smartphones, e-readers, and using “Verdana 12-point font, the only font designed specifically for computers.”