Whenever we use your favorite apps or read online articles on your computer or smartphone, most of them are presented via black text on a white background. Depending on how long you’ve been browsing, staring at a bright screen to read can be tiresome, especially for your eyes. In this world we live in, symptoms of digital eye strain are commonplace, which is why every eye doctor would often recommend resting the eyes after long hours of screen exposure.
Then came the so-called “dark mode” in social platforms and operating systems. In today’s blog post, the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children talks about this user experience option and whether it truly is better for the eyes.
Inverted Color Palettes
Also known as “night mode,” dark mode utilizes inverted color palettes to offer the grayscale versions of your most visited mobile apps, websites and even internet browsers. Over the years, it has been an important aspect of user experience (UX) design, where the people behind this concept took into account people with light sensitivity or visual impairments diagnosed by an optometrist.
Better for the Eyes?
The scientific verdict may still be out, but the use of the dark mode setting on your Twitter account may help the eyes hurt less when you do so in a dimly-lit room. Of course, if you are in a space with bright surroundings, it’s best to set your sites to the traditional dark-test-on-light-background setting to make it easier for your eyes. Following your comfort is key to ensure your eyes are in the best condition for your optimal viewing pleasure.
At the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children, it is our goal to ensure your eye health is in top shape. Our experienced doctors will determine the best myopia control treatment for you or your child based on individual needs.
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