True or False: Eye Myths

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 9:00am
Eye Myths

When you know how to take care of your eyes, you can lead a better life. Clearly distinguishing right information from wrong is crucial for your eyes, vision, and leading a quality life. Here is information regarding common myths about our eyes. 

One common myth is that using the wrong set of glasses will hurt your eyes.

Using your eyes with or without the proper set of glasses or contacts will not damage them further. But for children who have corrective lenses for specific eye problems, the right glasses or contact must be worn. 

There is another myth that eating carrots will improve your vision. 

Carrots do contain Vitamin A, which is essential for good eyesight. But only a small amount of Vitamin A is required for good vision. 

Another common myth is that sitting in front of a television for too long (or too close) can damage your eyes. There is, in fact, no evidence to support this claim, although watching screens of any size for too long can cause eye strain or fatigue. 

And the most common myth regarding our eyes is that reading by dim light can damage our eyes.

In fact, reading in dim light will not damage them long-term, but it can cause eye fatigue. If you have any questions concerning your eyes or vision, contact your family eye care professional.