I love watching TVs or playing mobile phones games in low lightning or dark room. I am sure a lot of people also does the same and they don't see any problem with it. I feel that if I increased the brightness in my room, it causes a strong reflection and strains on my eyes.
People have been telling me that is the wrong thing to do and my eyes could go bad really quick, if I continue to do so. So far, I have been lucky and I didn't need to increase my eye glasses power yet. What I am worried is, will this behaviour of mine, cause permanent deterioration of my eyesight clarity in the long term?
What is even more strange is the fact that some people does watch TVs and mobile phones screen in the dark and yet, they never had to wear any eyeglasses. In spite of all the warning that experts gave out, such people never end up wearing any eye glasses and these people are exceptions I guess. Could it be the genetics in play here in these cases?
My cousin's son and daughters all have thick eye glasses because they spent majority of their time watching TV, playing games in their computer or mobile phones. This is not to say those kids are couch potatoes. They also do go out for outings with their family such as outdoors camping, parks, kayaking, canoeing, swimming. In such situations, I can understand that these kids were overdoing their screen time.