The most common myths about eye health that you need to stop believing

By Jurassic JennApr 4, 2024 21:03 PMHealth
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The most common myths about eye health
The most common myths about eye health. Source: www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org

There are many myths and misconceptions about vision that can mislead you. SSPDaily has revealed some common myths about eye health and given practical tips to help preserve your eyesight.

Carrots improve vision

Since childhood, we have heard about this myth. After all, it is indeed rich in beta-carotene, a nutrient essential for eye health, but this vegetable is not a panacea for all ills.

You should make sure to eat a balanced diet consisting of a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as other nutrients that are beneficial for eye health, such as omega-3 fatty acids. Eat as much spinach, kale, and seafood as possible.

Prolonged time in front of a monitor can damage your eyesight

Although prolonged screen time can lead to eyestrain and eye discomfort, it won't be as harmful to your health.

To reduce the strain on your eyes, follow the 20-20-20 rule: take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and focus on something 20 meters away from you. In addition, make sure the screen is at eye level and sufficiently lit to reduce strain.

Reading in low light is bad for your eyes

Reading in dim light won't harm your eyes, but it can cause them to strain, which can lead to temporary discomfort. So make sure you have adequate lighting when reading or doing other work.

Wearing glasses or contact lenses impairs vision

Wearing glasses or contact lenses prescribed by an ophthalmologist corrects vision problems. In fact, ignoring the need for vision correction can lead to further eye strain and discomfort.

Eye exercises can eliminate the need for glasses

Although eye exercises can help relieve eye strain, they will not eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses if you have refractive error. Eye exercises can improve focus and eye muscle strength, but not change the shape of your cornea or the structure of your eye.

Attention: This content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. For medications, diagnoses, and other medical advice, please consult your doctor.

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