Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


Prevalence of Smart Phone Users at Risk for Developing Cell Phone Vision Syndrome among College Students

Aswitha Priya Sadagopan, Rajajeyakumar Manivel, Anushuya Marimuthu, Hariesh Nagaraj, Krithikka Ratnam, Taherakumar, Lakshmi Selvarajan and Genickson Jeyaraj

The universe dependence on electronics has confirmed that in several approaches create a problem in the eyes. There is a shortage of literature survey to find out the high exposure to young college students in developing the cell phone vision syndrome. This study was carried out in 30 medical students aged between 18–25 years. This is part of the previous study on impact of self-esteem, personality and behavior among WhatsApp user and non-user. They were selected by using simple random sampling and informed consent was obtained. A pretested well organized questionnaire was used to gather the research information. The mean age was 19.17 years. The acceptable sample size was 30. Most of the students were used smart phone 2 h/day (80% or 26/30) and for texting, browsing, (25/30, 83%). Background of white screen were used (22/30, 73%), black letter (21/20, 70%) and viewing radius was more than 25 cm (20/30, 66%). Symptoms were noted for mostly (25/30, 83%), students out of which (11/25, 44%) had eye strain. Use of smart phone devices for many hours, at near functioning distances, has become familiar among college students. Digital tools will emerge in coming years, it may hold more apps and our eyes will spend more time on that. We need to learn how to interact safely with this tool and create awareness on healthy eye habits.