I am an avid reader of eBooks and I do that mostly on an iPad. But there are many people who warn of deterioration of eyesight due to continuous exposure to the screen of an iPad. But I can't give up this habit. So what are the best settings I can use on an iPad to ensure my eye sight is saved in the long run, somehow.

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    I'm voting to close this as off-topic. Asking which settings to use on a piece of software doesn't fit within the scope of Lifehacks. Here is a related meta on this type of question. – Sterno Mar 16 '15 at 18:35

Any backlit screen isn't optimal for reading; an e-ink screen such as that on the Amazon Kindle is preferred. But to answer your question...

As to avoid computer vision syndrome, the 20-20-20 rule is very effective. Quoting from this article:

The 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take your eyes off your computer and look at something 20 feet (6 metre) away for at least 20 seconds.

I like to use the 204 rule, which is the above, but ALSO using the recommended 20 inches (50 cm) between the monitor/tablet and your eyes.

  • Thanks for that. I'll try it out. But I can't keep an 9.7 inches iPad 20 inches away from me as I'm reading a book, not watching a movie. – SandyShores Mar 16 '15 at 12:16
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    @SandySands It doesn't have to be that far. The monitor I'm using right now it only 12" away. – Mooseman Mar 16 '15 at 12:19
  • Oh, alright then. – SandyShores Mar 16 '15 at 12:21
  • @Mooseman i will leave this here. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762257 You don't back your answer with any proof (the first part). – s3v3ns Mar 17 '15 at 14:19

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