Will this hurt my child’s eyes?
In working with pediatric patients and their parents over the years, I hear many of the same questions over and over again:
“Will it hurt my child’s eyes if he reads in dim light?” Reading in dim light is not bad for the eyes. It’s a myth. And kids can read better in dim light than adults can!
“Will it hurt my child’s eyes if she sits too close to the television?” Nope. Back in the 1950s when TVs first came out, it could have been harmful, but that is no longer the case. Keep in mind that your child may want to sit close to the TV because she can’t see very well. Or she may like the stimulation similar to the desire to listen to loud music.