Do ebook readers damage your eyes?

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Re: Do ebook readers damage your eyes?

Post by sherrenee » 25 Sep 2015, 23:06

I just read up on this topic and the main problem with using a back lit tablet is how difficult it is to fall asleep afterwards. I read at night and I was using a tablet so I wouldn't keep my husband up at night. I noticed I was having a hard time falling asleep after putting the tablet down and my eyes were getting tired and blurry. I switched to a kindle paperwhite and I have noticed a huge difference. I love reading the eink display and the led lights are directed onto the screen, not in my eyes. My eyes no longer feel so tired.
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Post by Cee-Jay Aurinko » 26 Sep 2015, 05:38

This is an interesting question. Sometimes if I read e-readers excessively, the words start to become fuzzy. After a day or two my vision will become normal again. I think yes, they can damage your eyes if you spend too much time during the day reading ebooks.
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Post by kathylapan » 26 Sep 2015, 08:21

I set my Kindle to auto adjust the brightness and found I no longer get headaches or eye strain from it. I also made the text bigger. Therefore I would say it is wholly possible for them to hurt your eyes, but you can easily prevent it.
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Post by CzechTigg » 28 Sep 2015, 14:01

Hmm, may go back to my standard Kindle device more often now.
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Post by kathylapan » 28 Sep 2015, 14:05

I should've mentioned above, as a side effect of my spinal cord injury, I get migraines from muscle tension in my neck. I have my Kindle propped up on pillows to keep it just below eye level. I recommend, if you read a lot, you do this for what ever format you use. You can easily damage the discs between your cervical vertebrae by holding your head at too far of an angle.
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Post by vid20shree » 30 Sep 2015, 17:07

Guess so.. While using e-book readers we tend to read in the dark. Continuous usage will surely affect our eyes.
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Post by ifeoma obike » 23 Apr 2017, 14:35

E-books gets me watery-eyed when I read for long. What I do now is close my eyes for a short while in between the reading, like i'm meditating and with that i can read for long without hurting my eyes.
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Post by bibliognost » 23 Apr 2017, 14:41

I am not sure about damage - but I'm just old enough that I have a hard time reading e-books - if I had infinite paper and no regard for trees, I'd print everything out. If it's more than 40 pages - my eyes can't take it and my reading comprehension level drops considerably. Is this a problem others have?

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Post by JAtoms » 26 Apr 2017, 17:06

Care should be taken when reading with electronic devices because reflection of light rays posses as a great danger to the eye when exposed to prolong reading.
Breaks should be taken and eyes focused on something else, with this we can enjoy reading more books

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Post by lilytepait » 30 Apr 2017, 12:06

I think washing your face in the morning with only an hour of sleep might damage your eyes. It hurts on my part.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 08 Jul 2017, 08:31

According to me eBooks do damage our eyes. I have experienced it myself. My eyes pain when I read an eBook for long hours but it does not happen in the case of printed book.
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Post by Jamesmbugua » 10 Jul 2017, 16:22

If your eyes have a problem, they definitely will get worse but if they are okay ebooks won't be the once spoiling them.

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Post by Izesicle » 10 Jul 2017, 16:36

My eyes definitely get strained if I'm on my phone or tablet or pc for a long time. There are ebook reader apps that have a pop up for eye protection warning. You can set it up to say, you have been reading for an hour, take time to rest.

I have Kindle Touch and Paperwhite, both are very good to the eyes.

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Post by DarleneCabrera » 12 Jul 2017, 18:35

Its posible if you read in the dark or late at night.
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Post by raikyuu » 19 Jul 2017, 10:52

If you adjust the e-book's brightness and color, it wouldn't become a problem.
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