The Ideal Distance for TV Viewing


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It may be surprising to some, but sitting too close to the TV is not bad for your eyes. Years ago, the medical community warned television consumers about the dangers of x-radiation from TV sets. While the concern was legitimate, the danger is not an issue today because of the inventions of LCD and plasma televisions. These modern flat panel screens do not emit radiation.

However, many people still worry that they may injure their eyes by sitting too close to the TV.

While sitting close to the television will not cause injury to your eyes or vision, close viewing may cause temporary eye strain or eye fatigue.

So how close is too close? What is the ideal distance for watching television? The answer may be surprising to some, but there really is no magic formula for calculating the precise distance.


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