Cell phone design has changed dramatically since their introduction in the late 1980s. From big and heavy with long antennas, and no screens to small, sleek, and lightweight without antennas, the industry has made phenomenal strides towards providing consumers with the highest quality resolution screens possible. The debate rages on, however, regarding screen size and why so many people feel the need to purchase phones with the largest screens possible. At Magruder Laser Vision, the top providers of LASIK surgery in Orlando, we believe that as baby boomers continue to age, the vanity card is the real reason that consumers are looking for bigger phones.

Techies are the first to admit that the larger screened phones allow for sharper images on photos as they provide for greater surface area for increased pixels. Consumers prefer the larger screens as they make icons easier to identify, and texting is simplified with larger keys. Easier identification and texting is directly correlated to the ability to see clearly. The higher the available magnification on the phone, the less strain on the eyes and the less need for wearing corrective lenses to improve vision to utilize the device.

Nothing is more frustrating than having to put on a pair of glasses to be able to use your phone. For many, it becomes a matter of vanity, while for others it’s a matter of refusing to accept that they are “of a certain age” where they just can’t see clearly without glasses. The quest for a larger telephone is preferable to the search for a pair of readers.

Oh, and this quest for larger phones isn’t restricted to just cell phones. Prior to the introduction of cell phones, the telephone industry began manufacturing large button phones to assist the elderly with age-related vision issues and the visually impaired community. These phones are still on the market today.

If you find yourself considering the need to purchase a bigger phone, perhaps it’s time for you to have your eyes examined by an eyecare professional. Doc Brock of Magruder Laser Vision wants you to know that you don’t have to buy a bigger phone to clearly see the world around you. There are better options available. Call now to schedule a consultation to see if LASIK surgery in Orlando is right for you. If you already have the largest phone screen available and are still struggling to see without corrective lenses, it’s time. Magruder Laser Vision. Correcting Eyes – Changing Lives.