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Is it true that reading in bed makes your eyes bad?

Is it true that reading in bed makes your eyes bad?

Not at all: Neither is there truth to the myth that reading in the dark or sitting too closee to the television will damage your eyes. The eyes are essentially solid-state video cameras, and cannot be damaged by dim light, uncomfortable reading distance or anything short of trauma. Of course, reading with good lighting is more comfortable and enjoyable! ...Read more

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Is it true that reading in dim light can damage your eyes?

Is it true that reading in dim light can damage your eyes?

No: This is an old wive's tale. Although it is certainly best to read in a clearly-lit setting, reading in dim light will not hurt your eyes. ...Read more

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Is reading on my iphone bad for my eyes? I'm always reading books on my iphone because the books are cheaper on ibook which is an app on the iphone.

Is reading on my iphone bad for my eyes?  I'm always reading books on my iphone because the books are cheaper on ibook which is an app on the iphone.

Not harmful: Reading extended text on an iphone can be tiring but is not harmful. You can scan text and increase reading efficiency on a larger format like a kindle or an actual book. Iphone text is best for short communications and quick messages. ...Read more

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Is reading books as bad for your eyes as looking at the computer or tv?

Is reading books as bad for your eyes as looking at the computer or tv?

Neither is bad: Normal use of the eyes for reading, watching tv or using the computer cannot hurt this eyes. Eyestrain symptoms happen with overuse. So, with any visual task, especially requiring focusing at near, it is good to take ocassional breaks, vary the reading distance, and use good lighting. Sometimes the eyes get dry with extended reading or computer use, and artificial tears (otc) can help. ...Read more

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Is reading in the dark bad for my eyes? Reading from a computer or a tablet..?

Is reading in the dark bad for my eyes? Reading from a computer or a tablet..?

Not bad, but not : a good habit to get into either. You must be 17 years old to post on this forum. So any medical questions you have, please discuss with your pediatrician, who is the best person to answer your questions. ...Read more

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Is it true that reading in the dark damages your eye sight over time?

Is it true that reading in the dark damages your eye sight over time?

No: While reading in the dark may cause headaches and eye strain, there is no evidence that it damages eye sight. ...Read more

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If corneal thickness is 510 + 2 and eye pressure reading is 15, then is the true pressure 17? (i'm using travatan z).

No: Most ophthalmologists do not adjust pressures based on corneal thickness. The important measurement is the pressure drop that occurred with treatment. If you have 20-30 percent drop, you are fine. ...Read more

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I was told that putting a drop of milk in the eyes before going to bed would help in cleaning the eyes. Is it true? Would you advise that?

No: Most 'home remedies' will not cause harm but will also have little to no benefit as well. If you are having a problem, it is best to get evaluated by your doctor to determine if something is wrong. ...Read more