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Doctor insights on: Is It True That Reading In Dim Light Can Damage Your Eyes

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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 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 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).

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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What does it mean if my eyes blur while reading a book?

What does it mean if my eyes blur while reading a book?

Check for glasses: Could be dry, or need farsighted or presbyopic correction, or need rest (relax accommodation). ...Read more

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I am 25 but my eyes go blurry after reading for awhile?

I am 25 but my eyes go blurry after reading for awhile?

Blurred vision in a: Healthy young person without other known ocular disease usually is due to uncorrected refractive error or dry eyes. Again, this is if there is no other ocular disease process ongoing. Try using lubricating eye drops to minimize any surface dryness leading to blurred vision. If this does not help then a good exam with a refraction for spectacles will be necessary. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in eyes when start reading?

What should I do about pain in eyes when start reading?

See an Eye MD: With your age approaching presbyopia or need for reading glasses, this may be the cause. Especially if you have actual farsightedness in your refractive error. Other causes include convergence insufficiency which is not as often. Plus a variety rare causes. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause and if needed prescribe glasses. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in eyes whenever i start reading?

What can I do for this pain in eyes whenever i start reading?

Presbyopia: You are experiencing symptoms typical of people when they get to their 40's. Even if you haven't needed glasses up until now, most everyone starts to need them for reading at some point. This is because the lens inside your eyes gets stiffer and can't accommodate for reading. The need for reading glasses gets gradually worse during your 40s and 50s but eventually levels off. ...Read more