There are many myths that have advanced throughout the years as it relates to our eyes and their health. Advancements in science have helped us debunk some, but also better understand others. See if you recognize a few of these:
- Carrots Give You Great Eyesight At Night – While it is true that carrots are loaded with beta carotene, which is a vital nutrient for your eye health, it will not help you see better at night.
- Children That Squint Will Grow Out Of It – Unfortunately, we have been able to prove that it is not true and actually can be quite dangerous. Children that squint, if left untreated, can develop lazy eye.
- You Don’t Need Regular Eye Exams – You should have an eye exam at least every other year. Doing so will help to determine glaucoma. It can also help detect age-related macular degeneration among many other issues.
- Overusing Electronics Can Cause An Astigmatism – Not true. Astigmatism, which is the irregular shape of the eye cannot be caused by viewing electronic screens.
The main takeaway here is that having regular eye exams are critical to your eye health and following old wives tales could have potential serious impacts to your eye health. For more questions about old wives tales, contact our team. We’re here to help!