Ebooks v/s Paperbacks For Eye Health

Ebooks v/s Paperbacks For Eye Health


By Sharp Sight , Ophthalmology

E-books maybe a lot easier to carry, and with the emerging trends of Kindles, it may appear to be more convenient than paperbacks, but the smell of new books, the texture of its pristine pages, is unparalleled to the inanimateness of e-books. But that is not just why you must choose paperbacks over e-books.

Read on to find out why paperbacks over e-books for better eye-health.

Does Not Involve Light-Emission: The back-lit electronic devices strain your eyes, causing redness, irritation and watering. Most doctors advise that exposure to light during evening, especially from artificial sources should be minimal. On the other hand, books do not emit any harmful rays, making it the obvious choice if you want to take good care of your eyes.

Do Not Hamper Body Clock: Our system has a tendency to adapt itself to the rhythm of life by responding to the surrounding light. However, the blue light in reading devices disrupt the release of melatonin or the sleep hormone, causing inadequate, less deep sleep, and fatigue and irritation the following morning, not giving the eye enough time to your body for revitalizing. On the other hand, studies have shown that people reading books sleep better and timelier than those reading on e-devices.

Proximity To Device Not Required: The admonition of not sitting too close to the television screen’s glare is nullified by reading devices where a certain level of proximity is required for comfortable reading, which harms our eyes. But paperbacks do not have any such risk involved as there is no glare that would affect your eyes.

Does Not Induce Disrupted Winking: Electronic devices often trigger a tendency to not blink and stare at the screen constantly for longer than advisable. That does not give the lenses in your eyes the momentary rest that the eyes require in order to replenish themselves.