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Old 05-04-2021, 07:28 AM   #166
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I'm in my 60s, and was diagnosed with short sight at the age of 10 when I couldn't see the blackboard in the classroom at my new school (primary classroom was wide and shallow, secondary was the other way round). I also have astigmatism. I can read on all types of screens, but prefer an e-ink screen for long periods; I find the bigger the screen (up to a point), the easier it is to immerse. (I also have arthritis in my hands, and find repetitive swiping aggravates it.)

For lighting, I prefer a strong ambient light. I can read in direct sunlight, but prefer not to - I was told by my optician in my 20s not to go out in strong sun unless I wore a hat and/or sunglasses as I was complaining about day-time headaches. Apparently, it was the glare of strong sunlight that was triggering them.
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:01 PM   #167
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FWIW, I tend to agree with @ottisschwenk. Yes, I could try to use a single device for all purposes however I find having a laptop, iPad Pro and eInk ereader in my laptop bag plus an iPhone in my pocket is a much more flexible way to go. Do some of the device capabilities overlap? Yes. Would anyone want a toolbox with a single tool in it if they had any other choice? For me, the answer is a resounding NO!
What if it was a sonic screwdriver?

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Old 05-04-2021, 11:57 PM   #168
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What if it was a was a sonic screwdriver?
Gimme a hammer and I can "fix" anything.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:31 AM   #169
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Over 50, moderate myopia and astigmatism. My close vision is good and I read without my glasses. I can read for short periods on my phone but long reading sessions result in eyestrain. I have the same problem if I spend too long doing anything on the phone, i.e. browsing stores, not just reading books. I don't have any eyestrain problems with e-ink.

Obviously there are plenty of people who can read on LCD with no problem. I'm glad people are reading whether it be paper books, LCD or whatever so authors will keep writing and publishers will keep publishing. I just hope Kobo, Kindle et al keep making e-ink readers for those of us who prefer them.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:49 AM   #170
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Some can read on LCD for long periods, some cannot. Based on personal experience, I suspect that people that can use LCD a lot can also tolerate / need a brightly illuminated display. A poll would enlighten this subject a bit. I'll have to think about what options to put on it.
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I don't know why this is asked over and over and over again. Dedicated ereader equals no glare, better for the eyes. Also if you don't want one simply do not buy one.
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Better for some eyes. That part always needs said over and over again too.
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Better for some eyes. That part always needs said over and over again too.
But my eyes are the only ones that matter to me. What the rest of you zombies read on doesn't bother my eyes.
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