Few people pay much attention to their eyes—that is until something begins to go wrong with them. At this point most people seek out their medical eye doctor and follow the usual course of action—prescription eye glasses or contact lenses. While this might seem normal, there is often a large gap in the amount of information given to a patient. If patients were better informed, they might make entirely different choices. Thus, in this blog we will be letting you in on some of the most common vision myths; read on to know what they are!
1. Sitting Too Close To The TV Will Damage Your Vision:
Although parents have been saying this ever since TVs first found their way into our homes, there’s no evidence that plunking down right in front of the TV set damages someone’s eyes.
2. Eating Carrots Will Improve Your Vision:
While it is true that carrots carry beta-carotene and a source of vitamin A, which are both essential nutrients, eating carrots will not improve your eyesight regardless how many you eat. They are however an essential part to a healthy diet.
3. Reading In The Dark Will Weaken Your Eyesight Function:
It’s like saying if you take a picture in poor light, then the camera is going to be damaged! While reading in dim light may cause your eyes to make an extra effort to make do for the absence of adequate lighting, it will in no way damage them. Also, on the contrary our extensive research has also led us to the conclusion that reading in a dimly lit environment is in fact beneficial for your eyesight and this technique has also been incorporated in our treatment regimen.
4. Using Glasses Or Contacts All The Time Will Improve My Eyesight:
When you break your arm you normally have a cast placed on the arm to splint the bones back into place. This stabilizes the bones to enable them to grow back together. After six weeks or so the cast is removed and it is no longer needed for healing. When blurred vision first occurs, most people visit the eye doctor where a cast is prescribed for the eyes in the form of eye glasses. This cast is left in place for the rest of your life. Eye glasses or contact lenses can only give symptomatic relief; they are merely an aid for your vision and not its actual treatment.
5. There’s Nothing You Can Do To Prevent Vision Loss:
There could be nothing farther from the truth. The real truth is that eyesight is related to how you use your eyes and your lifestyle. Straining and staring are two of the most common reasons why eyesight begins to deteriorate. And continuously following this dysfunctional pattern of strain is one of the prime reasons behind vision loss.
However, good vision habits combined with a healthy lifestyle and well-balanced diet are key factors to follow in order to prevent vision loss.
However, apart from all of this, you should also ensure that at the very first sign of symptoms, such as blurred vision, eye pain, flashes of light or sudden onset of floaters in your vision, you should see your doctor.
6. Using A Nightlight In Your Child’s Room Will Contribute To Near-Sightedness:
It has been thought that using a nightlight in your child’s bedroom may contribute to near-sightedness, however there is not enough evidence to support this claim. Keeping a nightlight on in your baby’s room may actually help them learn to focus and develop important eye coordination skills when they are awake.