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Your vision accounts for up to 80% of your sensory perception and irrespective of any eye-conditions you may develop, the amount of light reaching your retina reduces significantly over time. By the age of sixty it is normal for the light reaching the retina to have reduced by about two-thirds. This has a significant impact. In addition, as we age most of us suffer a degradation in the ability of the eye to focus on detail, a condition known as presbyopia, which again is helped greatly by the light under which you choose to read.

Our top-of-the range HD light uses a unique to Serious Readers halogen light source and provides the best light source of all our lights. The HD light has the biggest impact and is the light that we would most strongly recommend for people suffering an eye condition.

Our Alex and Classic models have also proven to be a significant benefit, using the latest LED lighting technology.

Macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Cataracts are three of the most common eye conditions the effects of which, like presbyopia can be mitigated by use of a great reading light.

Macular Degeneration

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AMD causes problems with your central vision, but does not normally lead to total loss of sight and is not painful. It affects the central part of your vision when you're looking directly at something, for example when reading, looking at photos or watching television. AMD may make your central vision distorted or blurry and, over a period of time, it may cause a blank patch at the centre of what you can see. The High Definition range has been designed specifically with AMD in mind and the light engines project lower than normal levels of the light wavelengths that are unhelpful when you have this condition.


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Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions which cause optic nerve damage and which can affect your vision. Any damage to the optic nerve at the point where it leaves your eye will have a negative effect on the clarity of your view.


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Cataracts are a very common eye condition. As we get older the lens inside our eye gradually changes and becomes less transparent (clear). A lens that has turned misty, or cloudy, is said to have a cataract. Over time a cataract can get worse, gradually making your vision mistier. Projecting a strong quality light onto your reading means that much more light makes it through to the retina so you can see more clearly.