Don’t be duped by baseless myths about your visual health. In today’s post, Downtown Eye’s top rated eye doctor unveils the truth behind five common eyesight misconceptions.
1. Sitting Too Close to the TV Can Make You Go Blind
There is no evidence to suggest that sitting close to the TV can harm your eyes. That said, sitting close to the TV could be a sign of an existing refractive error. We recommend undergoing a comprehensive eye exam so we can measure your visual acuity and determine if there are any irregularities. We also suggest blinking frequently to prevent eye fatigue and strain.
2. Wearing Corrective Eyewear Will Worsen Your Visual Impairment
Contact lenses or eyeglasses are prescribed to help improve your eyesight. Wearing them will not make your vision worse.
3. Reading in Dimly Lit Places Can Damage Your Eyes
Your retinas contain certain photoreceptors, commonly referred to as rods, which allow you to see in dark places. This means you have a natural ability to see fairly well in low-lit conditions. Although reading in the dark may cause some visual discomfort, it has not been proven to result in vision errors.
4. Girls Can Never Be Color Blind
Although males are at a higher risk of color blindness, females can develop the condition too.
5. Including Carrots in Your Daily Diet Can Correct Eye Disorders
Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene, a Vitamin A precursor. While eating this vegetable regularly can help maintain your visual health, it cannot reverse pre-existing vision problems. We also suggest including other eye-friendly foods in your daily intake like leafy greens, citrus fruits, and deep-water fish.
If you have any further questions about these vision myths, call Downtown Eyes at (612) 333-3937 (EYES). We provide high-quality eye care services, state-of-the-art eye equipment, and even designer eyeglasses. You may also complete our form or send us a message to request an appointment. We look forward to helping families in Minneapolis, MN, and nearby areas have a better understanding of their eyes.