Most times, increasing our screen brightness on our smartphones causes eye strain especially at night. Sometimes, lowering the default screen filter (brightness settings) found under display settings in Android, iOS and contrast in other phone models might not be too reliable. Mobile browsers like Opera mini, UCbrowser have also enabled brightness filter but it is only limited to their apps.
We sometimes take considerations on the effect of high brightness on our device battery without considering other side effects. One major effect of having our mobile device at an increased brightness is eye strain. Eye strain is a common complaint among many people today. This is in large part because we spend so much time looking at tablets, and phones.
Long periods of gazing at the same spot strains the ciliary muscle of your eye, which can tire your eyes, causing temporary blurriness. It’s possible that this strain in children can lead to near-sightedness.This occurs because of a breakdown of the eye muscles’ ability to accommodate, producing a flattening the lens. Eye strain can also cause headaches, dry eyes and even blurred vision. The good news is, there are are many ways to avoid this condition using screen filters etc
Avoiding Eye Strain While using your phone
Medical recommendations will always advise us to rest our eyes for at least 20 seconds by looking at something 20 feet away after using our phones for 20 minutes, blink often while starring on our device, Relaxing our eyes by closing and rolling them, taking a break from focusing on the screen, using glasses. Naturally, we purchase anti glare screen or screen guards to avoid scratches without knowing that it does a nice job in reducing the amount of light from your phone’s screen.
Using Screen filter from Android
Android has become a good option to us through their free and paid apps to reducing screen brightness. There are plenty of apps that can help reduce screen brightness thereby reducing the possibility of eye strain.
Screen filter is a free and useful android tool app developed by haxor industry. It applies a shade that acts as a dimmer to ensure your eyes don’t hurt. Far more powerful than Android’s built-in brightness setting. Great for low-light gaming, web browsing, and eBook reading. It even saves battery life for AMOLED displays! One of the beauty of Screen filter is that it prompts you to confirm very low brightness settings.
You can download Screen filter from Google Play store or APK4Fun
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