The notion that watching TV in a dark room is bad for your eyes or, at least, causes eyestrain has been around for a long time.
The problem is said to result from the contrast in light between the brightly lit TV screen and its darkened surroundings.
Does watching TV in the dark affect your eyesight?
Watching TV too much or too closely will damage your eyes
Watching too much TV or sitting very close to it may make your eyes tired or give you a headache – particularly if you are watching TV in the dark – but won’t cause any serious permanent damage.
Is using phone in the dark bad for eyes?
HEV light and eye health
This HEV light (High Energy Visible light), may potentially do damage to the more sensitive parts of your eye. During the day or in proper lighted situations the effect is far less, but texting on your phone at night in a dark room for instance, could cause lasting damage.
Is reading in the dark bad for eyes?
So how does reading in the dark affect your eyes? According to most eye doctors, it won’t cause lasting damage. Vision tends to weaken over time for most people, and family history tends to be a big factor in determining that. But while reading in low light won’t cause a decline in vision, it can lead to eye strain.
Is being in the dark bad for your eyes?
It will weaken your eyes. It can ruin your vision. But according to most ophthalmologists, while reading in the dark might strain your eyes and give you a headache, the notion that it can cause lasting damage is wrong.
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