Some people prefer the paperback books, but a lot are now hooked to their devices for ebooks that may offer visual graphics to enjoy the book more. What’s more, with gadgets loaded with games and ebooks, one can read and play even in the dark.
Caution though, because eye doctors are now giving their warnings on the side effects of reading or watching bright screens for too long in the dark.
Adults no doubt know about this, but are teens and children wary? If they are, are they obedient enough not to do what parents told them not to?
An Ophthalmologist from China said that staring at bright screens for a period of time in the dark, causes contraction of the ciliary muscle, which affects its ability to adjust one’s view of objects at different distances.
A woman in Beijing was reported to have a partial detachment of the retina, where her doctor blamed on using her smartphone for a period of time in the dark. This habit was confirmed by the Chinese woman to be what she’s been doing most of the time. She admitted that she uses her smartphone for 2-3 hours in the dark playing games.
Health professionals are now suggesting restraint or limitations in using these gadgets to avoid health complications. Ophthalmologists added that retina detachment, can lead to blindness, which they now see in growing number of patients.