What is the correct distance at which you should red a book?

October 11, 2008 4:00am CST
I wear glassses for reading but Ifind that if Ikeep the book at a greater distance, I can read clearly without glasses. Is it ok to read ike this? Will it lead to further deterioration of my eye sight if I read from a distance without glasses even if it is not straining my eyes? At what distance should one normally keep a book while reading?
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@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
11 Oct 08
No, it is not straining your eyesight. However - voice of exerience - sooner or later your arms will be too short....
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Hi there! I think the correct distance in reading a book depends on ones clear eyesight. Whether you're far or near sighted. In reading a book, I believe as long as it doesn't strain your eyes and your vision is not blurry then that would be the correct distance for you. Just don't read in dark or dim areas and when you're lying down. It can give you a bad headache. Hope that helps!
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
11 Oct 08
A proper distance from which a person should read a book should be more than 40 cm.If the distance is less than that,then the eyes will start straining more quickly.