reading in the dark

Reading In The Dark

Parents often tell me that their kids like to read in the dark and they are concerned that that is bad for their eyes. When a child or anybody reads in the dark it really does no permanent damage to their eyes or their vision. However, when it’s dark, it’s certainly much harder to see what you are looking at. So my advice is, tell your kids to have a light on when they read. Have it coming over their shoulder, illuminating what they are looking at, try to avoid glossy pages however these days with every young child on a phone, that’s kind of hard to avoid. But do not worry about them causing any permanent damage to their eyes, it’s not hurting them at all to read in the dark.

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About Advanced Eyecare Optometry

At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.

When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.

If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.

Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.

If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!

 

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