Reading in dim light is not really bad for your eyes as long you're not using a candle.
CHILD: Is reading in dim light bad for your eyes?
DR. ONG: No. Most experts agree that reading in dim light does not damage your eyes. However, it can cause eyestrain. If you’re comfortable reading with candlelight, or with low light, and don’t develop symptoms of eyestrain, probably it’s okay for you to continue to do so. But surely, it’s much better to read under bright light conditions. Now, if you have problems reading even in bright light, come see us at ACES and we’ll find a way to make you see better.
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