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

9 doctors weighed in
David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Barbara Evans
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The amount of light while reading is a personal choice.
However, for anyone with macular degeneration or other causes of poor eyesight, i recommend a "gooseneck" lamp so more light can be focused directly on the page.

In brief: No

The amount of light while reading is a personal choice.
However, for anyone with macular degeneration or other causes of poor eyesight, i recommend a "gooseneck" lamp so more light can be focused directly on the page.
Dr. Barbara Evans
Dr. Barbara Evans
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