Temporary Blindness Tied to Smart phone use in the Dark
Here’s the scene at the doctor’s office.
On June 23rd, 2016, the New England Journal reported that two women, aged 22 and 40, experienced what they now call “transient smartphone blindness.” for 15 minutes at a time, and then their vision returns. This went on for months before they each decided to visit the doctor.
The doctor asked each woman what she was doing when the blindness started.
Both women explained that they were web surfing on their smartphone in a pitch black room before falling asleep. They were laying in bed on one side, so that one eye saw the phone and the other was covered by the pillow. Continue reading