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What is the best kind of reading light?

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What is the best kind of reading light?

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Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

For holding a book in a normal position for reading, the light should ideally be over the shoulder and slightly behind. The new LED bulbs produce a very white light, use very little power, do not get hot and last a very long time. There is some more useful information on the website below for those who have impaired vision.

http://www.amd.org/living-with-amd/28-the-importance-of-good-lighting.html

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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