READING IN BED. IS IT RISKY?

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Its said you can lose eyesight if you read lying down. Lets see.

Submitted: September 26, 2018

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CAN READING WHILE LYING DOWN DAMAGE YOUR EYES? Most times we like reading stretched out on a sofa or while lying in bed because of the resting comfort our backs get , but does it harm our eyes? Most likely you have heard about the question, and if so then it means something. First, the book will always be laid on or above the chest forcing the eyes to fall on the page at a strange angle. Your eye specialist will recommend you hold the reading material at 60 degrees but you cant really do that long enough lying down. You also hold the material closer to your face instead of the recommended 15inch distance. At that angle you strain the muscles around the eyes, a condition called asthenopia whose symptoms include: eye pain, blurred or double vision, headache, light sensitivity and watery eyes. This is reversably but can be permanent if repeated daily for years. So, prop yourself when reading in bed to read on a more natural angle, and shift positions if you must read lying down. But no, you'll not go blind.


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