Can sitting too close to the TV really make you go blind? Do carrots actually help you see in the dark? If you’re like most people, you may not know the answers to some of the most popular eye health questions, which is why your Optometrist is here to help you ‘see’ through these 5 popular misconceptions. Test Yourself!
Wearing the wrong eyeglasses is bad for your eyes.
The truth: Wearing someone else’s glasses or not wearing glasses at all won’t harm your eyes. But wearing your correct prescription will give you optimal vision.
Carrots help you see in the dark.
The truth: Carrots contain vitamin A, a nutrient your eyes need to function properly. But eating a lot of them will not improve your eyesight.
Contacts are the same prescription as your eye glasses.
The truth: In most cases, they are different, so be sure to book an eye exam with your Optometrist to confirm what’s right for you.
Staring at computer screens is bad for your eyes.
The truth: Sitting in front of a computer monitor will not damage your eyes but can definitely strain them. For every 20 minutes of screen time, take a 20 second break.
If you wear glasses or contacts, your eyes will become dependent on them, and your vision will get worse.
The truth: Wearing glasses or contact lenses doesn’t weaken your eyesight. Aging, injury, eye disease and other genetic factors do.
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