Since we have all been spending more time at home working, relaxing, reading, and surfing the web, let’s talk about keeping your eyes comfortable! This may seem obvious, but the color, position, and brightness of lighting all affect how you see and read.

To begin, the best way to read and avoid glare and strain, is to position a light coming from behind you, shining on your reading or working material.

While dim lighting won’t permanently affect your eyes, it confuses the eye’s focusing system which leads to strain and blur. Typical incandescent and newer LED bulbs both provide great lighting options for home. Overhead fluorescent lights may cause eye strain due to something called “flicker.” This type of strain can be combated by certain tints and coatings on your glasses. Happy reading!