Eye Myths and Facts

There are a few ideas you may have heard about your vision that probably aren’t true.  Like crossing your eyes may make them stay that way? Or wearing glasses makes you dependent on them? Read on to learn more about common myths and shocking truths.

Reading in dim light will hurt your eyes.  While reading in dim light may cause eyestrain, which is temporary and will go away after you rest your eyes, it will not cause permanent eye damage.

Eating carrots will improve your eyesight. Carrots have vitamin A, which is essential for sight, but eating a bunch of carrots (or a large amount of vitamin A) will not improve your sight. We all know a well balanced diet …

Have a SAFE Halloween!

Halloween is a tradition that brings out the kid in all of us. Dressing up, gobbling up spooky treats and anticipating a few good scares are all customary during the last few days of October.

But dangers lurk everywhere during this Fall celebration.

Too much candy, kids running rampant at dark and dangerous pranks are some hazards that come with Halloween but what about costumes that go a step too far. In recent years, cosmetic lenses have grown in popularity, especially ones that change the look of your eyes for Halloween. Alien, Circle Eyes and Glow-in-the-Dark Lizard Eyes are all available for that over-the-top finish for your Halloween get up. But be careful – some lenses are sold without a …

Prevent Eye Injuries

Tragically, many eye injuries that occur each year could be prevented by wearing protective eye wear. Sports related injuries are among the most common followed by injuries from job or hobby accidents and finally injuries from heat or chemical mishaps.

The proper eye protection is usually low in cost and readily available for most activities. Persons playing any of the following sports should wear eye protection; basketball, baseball, water sports and racquet sports. Additionally, the following activities have consistently produced eye injuries; carpentry and construction, yard work, cooking, and hobbies that involve harmful chemicals.

Experts recommend having several pairs of protective eye wear on hand at work and your home to prevent eye damage and possible loss of vision.

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