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Question:
Are fluorescent lights worse for your eyes than incandescent lights?

Answer:
No. With routine use, neither type of light causes damage to the eyes or visual system. Some people may be more bothered by some types of lights than others. The most common complaints include eyestrain and dryness.

Answered by: Aaron Weingeist, MDDr. Aaron Weingeist

Categories: Eye ConditionsGeneral Eye Health

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Answered: Nov 29, 2010

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