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Old 01-01-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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A myth or is there medical evidence for this?
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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It personally gives me a headache to view any screen in a dark room, so I would say it is not doing any good. I believe it can strain your eyes to do this.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It was thought in the 1950s that it was bad to watch in complete darkness, so a special lamp appeared on the market, to set on top of the TV, that would cast a subdued background light behind the TV. The only logical reason I can think of, would be that in an otherwise dark room, your pupils would dilate to accommodate, and several things could happen: The brightness of the TV could be too intense (like watching a solar eclipse without eye protection), or your dilated eyes would reduce the sharpness of focus, or the general risk of having people getting up during commercials and having to walk to the kitchen in the dark.

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I think that watching television is bad for your eyes regardless of whether the lights are on or off but watching in the dark always bothered my eyes.
Watching it at a good distance is good for both your eyes and your body in general.
And computer screens are hard on the eyes too.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I think It's ok to watch TV with the lights off. I do after 9pm. I think the computer screen is worse for your eyes.
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