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Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Research Article

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

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, (SRM Group), Irungalur, Trichy, India

Corresponding Author:
Rajajeyakumar Manivel
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre
(SRM Group), Trichy-621105, India
Tel: 97513-82650
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 16, 2017; Accepted date: April 22, 2017; Published date: April 29, 2017

Citation: Sadagopan AP, Manivel R, Marimuthu A, Nagaraj H, Ratnam K, et al. (2017) Prevalence of Smart Phone Users at Risk for Developing Cell Phone Vision Syndrome among College Students. J Psychol Psychother 7:299. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000299

Copyright: © 2017 Sadagopan AP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

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.

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