Myths about eye health


January 28, 2019


Myths about eye health

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Eyes, as an extremely sensitive organ, needs protection and caring. They need to be taken care of to improve vision.

However, there are certain myths that surround the care of eyes and need to be busted.

Myths: Carrots are considered the best food to improve eyesight.

Fact: Carrots are good for the eyes, but may not be the best food. Rather go for green leafy vegetables and other foods rich in antioxidants to keep your eyes even better. Consuming green vegetables may help in avoiding and delaying problems like cataract.

Myth: Low light will affect your vision.

Fact: Low light does not affect your vision. However, it tires the eyes quickly.

Myth: Staring at a computer screen all day affect your vision.

Fact: The light of a computer screen will not directly affect the eyes. It, however, can cause you to blink less often, which can lead to tired and weary eyes. It can cause blurred vision and similar problems but the problems are not because of the screen. It is because of not blinking enough and not giving your eyes proper lubrication.

Myth: Taking a break from your glasses or contact lenses is healthy for your eyes.

Fact: Wearing a glass according to the doctor’s recommendation is suggestible. Not wearing glasses will make your eyes tired and may cause a headache or pain in the eyes, not proven to deteriorate the vision.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Consulting your doctor is suggested.