EYE-OPENING

MYTHS

Eating carrots improves your eyesight. 

MYTH.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A which is an essential part of a healthy diet, but eating them by the bag won't make your vision improve.

Reading in the dark is bad for your eyes.

MYTH.
While reading in low light may cause eye fatigue or a headache, it cannot cause damage to your eyes. Mom just wanted you to go to bed.

Looking straight at the sun will damage your sight.

TRUE.

Looking directly at the beaming light can cause permanent damage to your retina. The most dangerous time for sun gazing is midday and during a solar eclipse-  when the brightness of the sun is hidden, but the dangerous invisible rays that permanently burn your eyes are still there.

Sitting too close to the TV will hurt your eyes.

MYTH.
Lies again! When you find the TV sucking you in, find comfort in knowing it will not, in fact, weaken your eyes.

Did you know any of these?