What is it about?
Smartphone usage has become an indispensable part of our daily life. We have shown that using a smartphone while walking induced astigmatism and the binocularity of the eyes. Smartphone use should be avoided while walking to ensure pedestrian safety.
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Why is it important?
We measured the corneal aberrations (i.e., optical imperfection) and binocular vision of the eyes after using a smartphone while walking and sitting. Our results indicated the potential optical and vergence aftereffects after prolonged smartphone usage.
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This page is a summary of: Changes in corneal astigmatism and near heterophoria after smartphone use while walking and sitting, PLoS ONE, December 2020, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243072.
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