Q: My daughter loves to read by a dim light at night. Isn’t it true
that this could damage her eyes?
A: Conventional wisdom claims that reading in the dark wrecks the
eyes. But children everywhere who love to read at night under the covers can
rejoice, because this myth is FALSE.
Dim light might make it difficult for the eyes to focus, which can cause
short-term eye fatigue, says Richard Gans, MD, FACS, an ophthalmologist with
the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. "But there is...