There is a lot of information your friends or family may say about your eyes. Do you ever wonder if what they say is really true? Should you follow their advice? There is a lot of confusion regarding what is really true about your eye health. Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang and I can discuss your concerns in our office. Here is some information regarding common eye myths.
Myth: My Children Should Not Sit Too Close to the TV
Your children will not suffer any damage to their eyes if they sit too close to the television. If your child insists on sitting close, you may want to schedule a comprehensive eye examination to ensure that no glasses are needed and that no other eye problems are present.
Myth: If My Eye Doctor Feels I Need a Stronger Glasses Prescription, I Will Become Too Dependent on the Glasses if I Fill the Prescription
It is important to wear glasses with the correct prescription to provide the best vision possible. Your eyes will not worsen if you wear the correct pair of glasses or contacts. Children’s glasses prescription can often get stronger in the teenage years. Having the proper prescription in their glasses will allow them to see properly at school, for sports and for when the start to drive.
Myth: It is Dangerous to Wear Someone Else’s Glasses
Wearing another person’s glasses may cause a headache, eye strain and blurry vision. It will not cause any permanent damage to your eyes. It is important to have a comprehensive eye examination and be checked for glasses.
If I Use My Eyes Will They Wear Out?
Using your eyes for daily activities will not cause any damage to your eyes. You cannot damage your eyes by reading too much, being on your computer too much or watching too much television. Your eyes may feel tired and fatigued from the concentrated tasks though.
Alaina Kronenberg, M.D.
Dearborn, Michigan 48126