Can you spot what is TRUE and what is FALSE in our eye care myths and facts quiz?
Have you wondered if there is truth in these statements about vision?
- T or F: Children’s eyes can be damaged from sitting too close to the TV.
- T or F: If you want to see better, eat some carrots.
- T or F: If you read without good lighting, you will harm your eyes.
- T or F: If you wear glasses too much, you will become dependent on them.
- T or F: If your child has a lazy eye, just wait, they will outgrow it.
Check your answers below!
- FALSE: Children can focus on close objects without experiencing eye strain. However, if you notice that your child is holding objects close to the eye on a regular basis, you should have their vision checked, they may be nearsighted.
- FALSE: Although carrots contain Vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy vision, eating carrots won’t take away the need for glasses.
- FALSE: Reading in low light can make it more difficult to focus which may cause eyestrain, but it won’t result in any permanent damage to your eyes. As you get older, better lighting will definitely help you to see more clearly. Proper lighting makes it easier to see and prevent eye fatigue.
- FALSE: Wearing your glasses won’t make you dependent on them. But wearing your glasses will give you clearer vision, and you might get used to seeing well. Although you won’t be dependent on glasses, you will appreciate the difference in clarity!
- FALSE: Lazy eye, or amblyopia, won’t go away untreated. Make sure to set up an appointment to evaluate the best way to treat this condition for your child. A patch for the stronger eye may be all that is needed to help the weaker eye develop good vision.
Any time that you have an eye care question, get the facts from a trusted source, like the eyecare professionals at Eye Rx. We can provide the answers you need to help keep you seeing your best. Connect with us at www.eyerx.com.