Trying to read in a dark room is frustrating to say the least and can easily lead to eye strain and headaches. Today, your eye doctor at Vienna Eyecare Center shares some tips to help protect your eye health while reading or studying.
- Adjust the brightness of the reading area to your needs. If you are reading on a digital device, experts suggest harmonizing the lighting of the room with the brightness of the screen. The reading area should be brighter than the screen of the device you are using.
- Consider painting your walls in a lighter color. Light colored walls can facilitate a more comfortable reading experience. Light walls complement the lighting in the space without causing discomfort to your eyes, while also reflecting light better.
- Get the layout right. Determine the best layout for your lighting. Light should shine directly on the pages of your book, so consider placing a lamp on your desk or bedside table. You can also consider placing subtle lighting behind your computer monitor for to help reduce the risk of eye strain. If you are still experiencing eye discomfort after following these steps, you should schedule a visit to your optometrist.
- Update your eyewear if necessary. It’s important to visit your eye care center for regular eye exams, as your vision may change over the years. Your eye doctor will examine your eyes and ensure your eyeglasses prescription, if you have one, is up-to-date. If your prescription is wrong, your eyeglasses can cause headaches, eye fatigue and blurred vision.
For expert eye care services, contact Vienna Eyecare Center via (571) 520-4232 to schedule an appointment or to request additional information about our services. We look forward to hearing from you.