Eye-Strain while using iBooks (iStrain?)

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  1. ravynshadow

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  2. epb

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    It really just depends on the person, I suspect. I've read about a dozen books in my iPad in the month or so I've had it, and yeah, it bothers my eyes after a few hours, even with the brightness adjusted. Not a huge deal, but it's there.
     
  3. Stefx

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    I mostly read at night, in bed, in the dark, before going to sleep.
    Using Kobo in night mode, I have read up to two hours with no eye strain.
    In fact, my Sony 505 was harder to read in similar circumstances.
    Also, I no longer a reading light.
     
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    I like how Stanza allows you to easily change the font size back & forth with stretching your fingers on the screen....as well as changing screen brightness by a vertical finger swipe. Those features and night mode (white text on black background) help eliminate eye strain for me. But, when you are tired...you are tired. Nothing helps that unless they come up with iExpresso....
     
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    Agree, some of the reasons that Stanza is my main reading app..... I wish iBooks had more options....
     
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    I've spent hour after hour reading on the iPad, articles, forums and books and have felt no eyestrain whatsoever.
    But of course that's jes' me...
     
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    I do love the comments about how it's hard to see in the sun. And Bremen said it best with his comment about not having any trees.

    I would get eye strain reading anything in direct sunlight.

    On topic though, I have no problems at all reading, I usually use black background at night too.
     
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    I would never read a paper book under direct sunlight, neither would I use the iPad that way. For me, not a problem.
     
  9. Stefx

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    Since I have never read a book in direct sunlight, and my curiosity was stirred by this thread, I grabbed a printed book and went outside in direct sunlight.
    Now I know why I never read in direct sunlight. Even with sunglasses it was very difficult and straining. My eyes begged for shade.
     
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    I had a crazy eye strain during the first couple days that I used the iPad to read my ebooks. What I did was to lower the brightness all the way to the lowest level -- this seemed to eliminate any eye strain I had in the beginning.

    Btw thanks for the heads up on Stanza. I'm testing it out later tonight for its night mode function -- I might just end up using it as my main reading app as opposed to GoodReader.
     

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