Old-wives tales about eyes and vision have been passed down from generation to generation. It’s definitely caused some confusion about what’s good for our eyes and what isn’t. 

You’ve probably heard some myth related to our eye health over the course of your life. One of the most common eye myth is “eating carrot will improve your vision.”

Is this myth even true? Are any of the eye myths we’ve heard actually true? 

Here are the common eye myths: 

1. Eating carrots will improve your vision 

Eating carrots won’t improve your vision. Carrots have vitamin A, which is important for healthy eyesight, so it’ll help you maintain it. However, vitamin A isn’t limited to carrots. You can also find vitamin A in milk, liver, cheese, and egg yolk.

2. Sitting too close to the TV will damage your vision 

Sitting too close to the TV won’t damage your vision. However, sitting closer than necessary to the TV may give you a headache. Children who are nearsighted may sit closer to see the TV more clearly. 

3. Vision screenings are the same as eye exams

Vision screenings isn’t the same as eye exams. They test the sharpness of your vision and often come along with physical exams. For example, your optometrist will ask you to read a chart of letters one eye at a home. On the other hand, eye exams are more comprehensive. Your optometrist will test for things like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. 

4. Reading text in low light will damage your vision

Reading text in low light won’t damage your vision. In fact, reading in low light is difficult and cause fatigue and eyestrain. You don’t have to worry about damages to your vision.

5. Children with crossed eyes can be treated 

Children with crossed eyes can be treated. They aren’t able to outgrow strabismus, also known as crossed eyes, but it can be easily correct at a younger age. This is one of the most important reasons for your child to have an eye exam early. 


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Book your eye exam with our optometrist at Eyeconcept Oakville and visit us in store to find the perfect pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

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