Friday, February 12, 2010

Eye Strain and E-Readers

With E-Readers becoming more prevalent, people have voiced concerns about an increase in eye strain. Have you ever experienced eye fatigue when using a computer all day? But what about the e-ink displays on the electronic readers?

Now, there is some research that says there is no increase in eye strain from these electronic devices.

According to an article in today's New York Times Technology section, entitled "Do E-Readers Cause Eye Strain":

“Most of what our mothers told us about our eyes was wrong,” said Dr. Travis Meredith, chair of the ophthalmology department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Sitting close to a television, or computer screen, isn’t bad for our eyes. It’s a variety of other factors that can cause physical fatigue.”

Check out the entire article here.

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