01 July 2015

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Reading in dim light will not make your sight worse, but it will tire your eyes.

Reading a chapter or two in dim light before bedtime might help you fall asleep, but it may make your eyes burn due to less frequent blinking. Rather opt for a reading light you can clip onto your book.

This way your dark room will encourage sleeping, but your eyes won’t suffer from dryness.

For more information on keeping your eye healthy, visit the Health24 Eye Health Centre.


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