Yikes ... here's a story that will make you put down your phone more often.

A man in China's retina became detached after too much texting with his girlfriend.

The 26-year-old was texting for so long in the dark that he began to see flashes, before discovering that his left eye’s retina had become detached.

He was immediately admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery.

Though experts admit this is a rare occurrence, they say it can happen when we over focus as "we strain to find a 3-D image on a close-up 2-D screen.” (