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Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d.
When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away.

In brief: Yes
Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d.
When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sure
If you are having problems focusing up close (presbyopia) or having eye alignment problems or dry eyes.
These are common causes of eyestrain while reading. Best to be seen by your ophthalmologist to figure out what is going wrong. If only your near vision is causing problems it usually can be cured with glasses.

In brief: Sure
If you are having problems focusing up close (presbyopia) or having eye alignment problems or dry eyes.
These are common causes of eyestrain while reading. Best to be seen by your ophthalmologist to figure out what is going wrong. If only your near vision is causing problems it usually can be cured with glasses.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
If otherwise eyes are healthy, try some over the counter readers from the drug store.
Adjust the power to what feels comfortable based on print size and where you like to hold things to read. Typically occurs during age 40-60.

In brief: Yes
If otherwise eyes are healthy, try some over the counter readers from the drug store.
Adjust the power to what feels comfortable based on print size and where you like to hold things to read. Typically occurs during age 40-60.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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