Myths About Your Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most important and beautiful parts of your body. Without them you wouldn’t be able to see the beautiful world we all live in. With that being said it is essential to take the proper care of them and treat them with the utmost priority. There are also many myths out there that you should also be aware of when it comes to eye health. Here are just a few:

  • You have your pair of readers and can’t put down that great novel you are reading. The one issue is, you are reading in poor light. Will this eventually hurt your eyes? The answer is no. While more outside light can certainly help you see better, at the same time though, your retina will not damaged by the amount of light that is let in by an expanded pupil in the dark.
  • You can’t get enough of your favorite TV show that you stare and “binge” watch for hours at time. Will staring and sitting to close to your TV cause damage to your eyes? That is a myth as well. This activity may strain your eyes, as people staring at the screen for long periods tend not to blink. It won’t though cause any long-term damage.
  • Eating veggies will improve your vision. That statement is also a myth. Yes, diet can help in keeping your vision healthy. By eating your carrots though won’t turn your eyes into eyes like a hawk. Vitamin A deficiency may lead to poor vision, but having an excess of the vitamin does not enhance vision further.

There are a lot of opinions out there on what is good and not good for your eyes. That is why it is important to see an eye doctor regularly as everyone’s eyes are unique and different. Your best solution may just be putting on a pair of Optx 20/20 readers or sunglasses!

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