Everyone knows that you need light to read, and a good light at that. Natural daylight is our best light source and I’m sure I’m not alone when I take a food or medicine packet to a window to read the instructions.
But what is less well known is how the amount of light we need changes as our eyes get older. As our eyes change the lens absorbs more light before it can reach our retina, and our pupil diameter reduces therefore letting less light in in the first place.
Because I perform eye examinations in peoples homes, I can see exactly how much light is available. I carry a battery powered LED lamp with me to demonstrate how a good direct task light can help with reading. And my clients are always surprised by how much easier they can read compared to their normal up-lighter or table lamp.
For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians