Do ebook readers damage your eyes?

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Re: Do ebook readers damage your eyes?

Post by morde » 09 Sep 2017, 13:50

Yeah it makes my eyes feel itchy on full day exposure to the screen but with 3hrs a day there's no harm.

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Post by Btowntheatregal » 13 Sep 2017, 10:44

This is why I only read the e-ink readers. I find that the glossy surface and light gives me headaches. I want it to read just like a book.

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Post by Sabina G » 19 Sep 2017, 00:53

I don't know if they damage your eyes, but if you suffer from migraines then I don't recommend them at all.

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Post by Star88 » 10 Oct 2017, 15:04

I have heard that even reading on paper can harm your eyes. It hasn't stopped me from reading.

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Post by ZeroChill » 22 Oct 2017, 09:55

Most screens give out blue rays which are damaging to the eyes ...... If you have protection layer over the screen then you are safe

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Post by Doaa Wael » 22 Oct 2017, 11:25

I don't know for certain but the problem is e-reading is the light at close proximity might tire your eyes or cause it to dry out from having it fixed at one position since we can adjust the screen so that we barely move our eyes, which makes our muscles exercise less. There is also that blue light hinders melatonin production which is an important sleep hormone but that applies to all light in general. Anyways, since there is no evidence that this can make u go blind, if u feel comfortable reading like that, if u have adjusted the perfect brightness and font size, go ahead and have fun. your eyes hurting is a sign that something is wrong, if it doesn't hurt you are "kinda" on the safe side
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Post by Anguma » 22 Oct 2017, 12:02

I think if you take the usual precautions like distance from the screen or use of anti glare screen you should be fine.

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Post by IanYanny » 24 Oct 2017, 00:44

I think it'll be damaging if you read for a very long time without resting your eyes.

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