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Daemon
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Keep an Eye on Your Screen Time

On average, according to a recent survey, adults spend nearly seven hours a day looking at various screens, and this could be putting them at increased risk of eye damage. Opticians are concerned that overexposure to the blue-violet light emitted by smartphones, computer screens, tablets, TVs, and the like could increase people's risk of developing macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in old age. While for many computers and mobile devices are an unavoidable part of modern life, opticians recommend we at least try to give our eyes regular breaks from looking at them. More...
TheParser
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 5:27:47 AM
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Very important reminder!

I have read that many famous people in the 19th and early 20th centuries regularly had eye problems that led to blindness, for medical science had not progressed very far.

In the twentieth century, medical science came up with various procedures to help people with their eyesight.

But much still needs to be done.

We should definitely help ourselves by limiting our screen time.

Marguerite
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 8:50:50 AM

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What is wrong with reading a book as people did for centuries with a physical paper book in their hands instead of a Kindle?
monamagda
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There is an enormous impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society from a social scientific perspective.
In the book Perpetual contact: mobile communication, private talk, public performance[1] the author James E. Katz, PhD, writes: "They have transformed social practices and changed the way we do business, yet surprisingly we have little perception on their effect in our lives."
Some people are replacing face-to-face conversations with cybernetic ones. Clinical psychologist Lisa Merlo says, “Some patients pretend to talk on the phone or fiddle with apps to avoid eye contact or other interactions at a party.”[2] In a survey made by Gazelle, “More than 25% of respondents reported that they “almost always” use their iPhone while in a social setting such as during a meal or during a party. In addition, 58% said they use it ‘usually’ or ‘occasionally’ during these settings.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_overuse
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Interesting.

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