9 Things to Stop Worrying About
Reading in poor light ruins your eyes
It’s the commonsense refrain of mothers everywhere—reading under the covers or by moonlight will ruin your eyesight.
The Truth: “Reading in dim light can strain your eyes,” Snyderman explains. “You tend to squint, and that can give you a headache. But you won’t do any permanent damage, except maybe cause crow’s-feet.” Your overtired eyes can get dry and achy, and may even make your vision seem less clear, but a good night’s rest will help your peepers recover just fine.