Common Eye Health Myths vs Facts
If you have trouble reading small print, or suffer from headaches while reading in darker ambiences, you might quickly assume that the problem is related to your eyesight. However, perhaps to your surprise, this would be incorrect. Read on as we debunk some of the most common myths regarding eyesight and reading.
Myth: By reading in darkness or low light, your eyesight will weaken.
Fact: From childhood, you’ve probably been told to avoid reading in the dark “because it’s bad for your eyes.” But as perhaps you did too, many children spend a lot of time reading under their blanket with a flashlight. Yet, none of these children show any sign of affliction or permanent eye damage as a result.
Myth: Wearing eyeglasses can cause dependency on them.
Fact: Although it is true that you see more clearly when wearing contacts or reading glasses, this doesn’t mean that your natural eyesight is adversely affected over time by wearing them. In fact, there are worse consequences for not wearing glasses when you need them.
Myth: It can be harmful for your eyes to read under direct sunlight.
Fact: Engaging in any kind of activity under direct sunlight can cause UV damage. Be sure to wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses when spending time in the sun. Even better, sunglass readers help keep your eyes protected while reading in the sun.
Myth: Your eyes will get worn out from reading smaller prints.
Fact: While it is true that your eyes become strained while you read fine print, there has not been any concrete evidence suggesting that this will permanently damage your eyes. If you feel that your eyes are strained while reading small prints, you can wear reading glasses or buy books that offer larger print editions, or opt for reading with digital tools like an e-reader or tablet that offers control of the font size.
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