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MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT YOUR EYES

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There are many old wives’ tales when it comes to the eyes. Some of them, like wearing someone else’s glasses, were started as a way to keep people from touching objects that were not there, but others, such as a contact lens getting stuck behind your eyeball, no one is really sure how to trace. In case you are not quite sure which is accurate and which is simply a myth, here are some of the more common myths about your eyes, and the truth behind them.

Which of These Eye Myths Have You Heard?

How many of us have been told that watching too much television will ruin our eyesight? Certainly just about every kid that ever got lost in Saturday morning cartoons has heard this one. The truth is, you may get a headache from the super-stimulation that your mind goes through when watching television, especially if you happen to do it in the dark, but that is about it. Your eyesight will not be any worse for the wear.

When you weren’t eating your veggies, did your parents tell you that eating carrots would improve your eyesight? The truth is, they do help maintain good eyesight, but they require a balanced diet in all facets to help improve much of anything. Going on an all-carrot diet won’t give you eagle vision.

Have you heard that if you exercised your eyes, it would boost your eyesight? While your eyes will benefit from your exercising, there are no eye-specific exercises that can help improve your vision. Instead of trying to go out and focus near and far, just focus on getting healthy and staying fit, for your eyes, and the rest of you.

OCC Can Help Distinguish Myths from Fact When It Comes to Your Eyes

Taking care of your eyes is very important, and it can have a significant impact on your quality of life. It is very important that you know how to care for your eyes — and luckily for you, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut can help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with us.