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Adapt reading to avoid tired sight

Adapt reading to avoid tired sight

Given the lack of time, it is common to read in unusual places, such as on the bus, in bed and in dark environments. But can these reading habits hurt vision? According to the ophthalmologist Wagner Ghirelli, in fact, the more we read, the better. "Those who read a lot have a better visual capacity and read faster," he says. "With the use of the computer, there are people who become very agile and develop very great visual ability, since they associate visual and motor skills."

Reading on the bus is bad?

Some people believe that this habit can cause even retinal detachment, but it is not true. "The problem in the retina is related to trauma and independent of habits related to reading," explains the ophthalmologist Omar Assae. A very large thud, for example, is what can cause detachment, which is more common in people with a high degree of myopia or diabetes.

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What reading on the bus can causing discomfort and discomfort, as the balance of the vehicle causes confusion in the vestibular system of the brain, responsible for balance.

Reading in the dark is harmful?

Reading in low light places is far from worsening diseases such as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, etc., nor "force the sight". What can happen, according to Osmar Assae, is the fatigue, that is, the sensation of tiredness of the eyes, since it is necessary to force them more to see.

"What is recommended is just not to stay very long with the focus of vision in the same nearby object, since this causes headache and low vision sensation, "advises the ophthalmologist.

Reading on tablets (like iPad) also can not be considered a bad habit, on the contrary: the ophthalmologist Osmar Assae sees these gadgets

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It is important to remember, only when the "zoom" function allows to increase the letters, which gives better visualization, besides the possibility to adjust the lighting to your comfort. , of making small pauses, since the repetitive effort to visualize images in short and medium distance causes the dryness of the view. A person blinks an average of 20 times a minute, while in front of the electronic flashes only six to seven times.

Beach reading is allowed?

Beach light requires more care. This excessive luminosity, according to the ophthalmologist Wagner Ghirelli, can generate degenerations in the retina,. Therefore, reading requires dark glasses or at least a cap to protect the eyes from intense light.

Children need care when reading?

For the little ones, stay very close to the book (or the television, computer, etc.) can lead to the development of myopia, which is accentuated as the habit endures. "This causes the eye to grow more than it should have because it reads very closely," says Wagner Ghirelli. But this risk is only for children. In adults, reading with the book too close can cause discomfort at the most.

For good reading

More than worrying about rumors, you have to pay attention to small attitudes that will certainly ensure greater comfort during reading:

- Regardless of whether it is a book, a tablet, etc., the object should be approximately 40 cm away from the eyes, with adequate luminosity (determined by the comfort feeling when reading);

- O The object of reading should always lie below the eyes, nothing to lie in bed and place the book above them;

- Lighting is an important ally of reading and can not disturb vision, either by lack or by excess. Although comfort is relative, Osmar Assae recommends a 60w bulb, which should provide sufficient illumination.


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