Do you read in the dark, with little light on?

@chiyosan (30204)
Philippines
September 3, 2010 12:57pm CST
My mom always nags me everytime i read with just a little light on. for me, as long as i can see the letters of the book, then it should be alright... but my mom would always tell me that its not good for my eyes. i think its okay though... how about you book lovers? have you or are you reading your books with just a little light on?
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25 responses
• United States
6 Sep 10
I read in the dark all the time. Like you, as long as I can see the letters I'm good. I've heard people say that it's bad for the eyes, but I've yet to see any evidence that it really is. I try to get enough light so that I'm not squinting at the text all the time. Usually I read by my lamp on my nightstand, and that's always enough light for me.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@kayra1 (77)
4 Sep 10
Actually I'm not able to read with little light on. Because even if I begin reading with little light after a while my eyes gets worse and I can't concentrate on what I read and it's also bad for the eyes. I have myopia and astigmatism. I should take care of my eyes. Anyway the time when I most love reading is nights when the sun is not around.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
• India
4 Sep 10
It all depends on what book i am reading. if its some study materials or general magazines its good to read on well lighted room but if its some romantic or some dramatic novels its better to read on dim room..
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
4 Sep 10
I like reading, but I like my eyes too, so I try to read always with enough light If you force your eyes too much they will end up suffering, and your eyesight might be damaged, so it's better to take good care of them while you do what you like in my opinion
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@jhyan007 (467)
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
...my mother always scold me if i read with a dim light..she said it is not good for my eyes..that is why ever since i was a kid, i would not attempt to read books or any other reading materials in the dark even with the little light on...
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
No I don't. I always see to it that I read with right ventilation cause I have an eye condition and poor lights would make it worst!
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@libramie (563)
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
Yeah, I can read even from candle light during power interruption so as my text in an off light but don't practice it because your mom is correct its not good to our eyes. We always care and protect our eyes because it is the window of our soul. Its easy to read in the dark but very hard to walk in the dark.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@ktmatunog (914)
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
You should read with the light on. Clear bright light. So that your eyes don't strain. I tried it under dim light and after 1 hour my head hurts and my eyes are tired. it is also good to prevent eye diseases... so keep your eyes healthy! your mom was right after all. moms really knows best.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
yes i read in the dark but not that dark as in no light becouse for me you must have even dim light to be able to read in the dark they just say that it is reading in the dark but they must say that itis reading in dim light
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
4 Sep 10
I used to do this when i was younger. I was always reading. It probably wasn't the best thing to do for my eyes, but sometimes you just can't put a book down whether or not this leaves you in the daerk.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 10
Hi chiyosan!. I sleep with light on so you can say I am reading with bright light so its won't hurt my eyes. I hear reading in the dark can damage your eyes and makes you have to wearing a glasses to get your eyes to its normal function. I love to reads and I usually reads a book as my lullaby before sleep and all my family member know this habit.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@zeethegr8 (786)
• India
4 Sep 10
Nah, I'd rather not. Study shows low light reading slowly weakens your eye sight. And I am a serious no-no for spectacles. I'd suggest you check an eye specialist and then think of reading or writing in dim light.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
4 Sep 10
Yes, I often find myself reading in the dark with very minimal light on. I was told before by my friends and my husband that I should avoid doing that because it has some negative effects to my eyes. I try to follow their advice but sometimes when I see a book or magazine, I just have to read it, whenever, wherever, I am.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@sinaj292 (602)
• India
4 Sep 10
am also thinking the same what your mom noticed you... it is not good to read in the low light... it may harm our eyes slowly .. so better you to listen your mom. I think it is better us to listen our mom always......
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 10
Hi, I definitely need the light on for my reading. I have been wearing glasses since my primary school and not to make my eyes condition get worst, I avoid reading in the dark , eat more vitamin to improve my eye sight and have enought rest everyday. It is not good to read in a dark. Only when there is a blackout,then I have to on the emergency light,but I also avoid reading with emergency light,it is not that bright and not good for my eyes.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
Hi chiyosan, Yes I always do it. Since I love to read while lying in my bed, I always turn on my mini light so that when I am sleepy, I will never have to stand up just to turn off my main light. And take note, I have a poor sight. Lol!
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
Nope. It is bad in the eyes. You are using your eyes in a hard way. This might cause you too lessen your eyes performance
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
Hi chiyosan! Sometimes I do read in the dark with little light on. I have always been warned about this practice. But I think I am really that stubborn. As long as I think I am still comfortable and that my eyes are not yet "complaining", I just go on and read in the dark with little light on.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
4 Sep 10
I feel my eyes very comfortable if I read with little light on. I like to read with enough light for the protection of my eyes. I agree with your mom that it is not good for the eyes with little light on. Also when my son and wife use the computer in the room, I have them turn on the light as our bedroom is not bright enough. Take care, chiyosan.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
3 Sep 10
i have a small reading light here in my recliner. i use it when i don't want to put the big lights on. it sure saves some electricity. if i really can't read then the big lights go on. those little reading lights are just great.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.