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Is reading on a computer bad for your eyesight?

  1. quildon profile image80
    quildonposted 2 years ago

    Is reading on a computer bad for your eyesight?

    Is reading on a cell phone, tablet or other reading device easier on the eyes than reading on a computer screen?

  2. Superkev profile image84
    Superkevposted 2 years ago

    I think it is easier to read a full sized pc screen in most cases, I have found that using a program called 'Redshift' (http://jonls.dk/redshift/) definitely helps with those late nights at the computer screen in greatly reducing eye strain.

    1. quildon profile image80
      quildonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have found that it is easier to read on a full-sized screen, but I heard someone say that smaller screens are easier on the eyes. My eyes feel sore after a day at work. Never heard of Redshift though. I'll check it out right now.

  3. Babbyii profile image81
    Babbyiiposted 2 years ago

    Probably on smaller devices like a cell phone. I do a lot of reading on a tablet. Its a bit bigger than a paperback book.  It's convenient.  Agree with Superkev. Laptop is probably better.

    1. quildon profile image80
      quildonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Barb. I guess anything that is overdone is bad, but I enjoy reading on my tablet as well. It's so handy.

  4. Faith Reaper profile image88
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    Probably all are not great for the eyes and one should take breaks and rest one's eyes from all such devices.  I know my eyes are sore about a day at work on the computer.  I have to remember to look up and out to the farthest point to give my eyes rest and refocusing away from the screen.

    1. quildon profile image80
      quildonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Faith. My eyes are sore after a day at work too that's why I was wondering if I use the tablet for emailing and things like that, if it would give me some relief.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    I think it's worse with electronic devices because they're back-lit. It's kind of like focusing on a light bulb for six hours straight. There is a rule out there that is something like 15 minute breaks for every hour of computer use.

    1. quildon profile image80
      quildonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I've heard of that rule. Not always possible at work though. Thanks for stopping by.

 
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