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Is it possible that too much time spent with a handheld device can harm your eyes?

There is no evidence that handheld devices can harm the eyes in any meaningful way. Prolonged use could lead to some degree of fatigue and even dryness but no real harm is caused. Of course you should not be doing this while driving or involved in any dangerous environment.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Dec 20, 2013

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