Myth: You shouldn’t wear glasses all the time, taking a break allows your eyes to rest. Fact: If you are prescribed glasses for distance or reading, use them. Trying to read without reading glasses will simply strain your eyes and tire them out.

Myth: Squinting can damage your vision. Fact: The worst thing that can result from squinting are those pesky wrinkles around your eyes knows as crow’s feet. Although squinting doesn’t actually hurt your eyes, it could be a sign of an underlying problem.

Myth: Holding a book too close is harmful to your eyes. Fact: Children and adults who are nearsighted might need to get closer to a book. Doing so does not cause or worsen nearsightedness or any other kinds of eye problem.

Myth: Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes. Fact: Although reading in dim light makes your eyes feel tired, it is not harmful. It is always better to have appropriate lighting when you are reading or doing any task.

Myth: Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals. Fact: The English optician Samuel Pierce invented bifocals around 1775.

Myth: If you need glasses, your eyes are not healthy. Fact: Wearing eyeglasses has nothing to do with eye health, but with normal changes in parts of your eyes.

Myth: If you eat carrots, you will have good eyesight. Fact: The vitamin A in carrots helps eyes function well, but it is just one important factor for good eyesight.

Myth: Two blue-eyed parents can’t produce a child with brown eyes. Fact: Two blue-eyed parents can have a child with brown eyes, although it’s very rare. Likewise, two brown-eyed parents can have a child with blue eyes, although this is also uncommon.

Myth: Only boys are color-blind. Fact: It’s estimated that up to 8% of boys have some degree of color blindness, whereas less than 1% of girls do.

Myth: There is nothing you can do to prevent vision loss. Fact: At the very first sign of symptoms, such as blurred vision, eye pain, flashes of light, or sudden onset of floater in your eyes, you should see a doctor. If detected early enough, depending on the cause, there are treatments that can correct, […]

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