Of the five senses- smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch- which one are you most afraid of losing? Most people fear losing their vision. Because our eyesight is so precious, there are many myths about what can damage our eyes and what can protect them Here are five myths, and the truth about how to keep your eyes healthy:
Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses.
Fact: Eye exercises will not improve or preserve vision, help your eye health, or reduce the need for glasses. Your vision depends on many factors, including the shape of your eyeball and the health of the eye tissues, neither of which can be significantly altered with eye exercises.
Myth: Reading in dim light will worsen your vision.
Fact: Dim lighting will not damage your eyesight or eye health. However, it will tire your eyes out more quickly
Myth: Carrots are the best food for the eyes.
Fact: Carrots, which contain vitamin A, are indeed good for the eyes. But fresh fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, which contain more antioxidant vitamins such as C and E, are even better for eye health.
Myth: It’s best not to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time. Taking a break from them allows your eyes to rest.
Fact: If you need glasses or contacts for distance or reading, use them.
Myth: Staring at a computer screen all day is bad for the eyes.
Fact: Using a computer does not damage your eye health. However, staring at a computer screen all day can contribute to eyestrain or tired eyes.