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With so much information available on the internet about best eye care techniques, it’s hard to know what to believe and what is a myth. When in doubt, it’s important to visit credible sources — such as websites operated by real medical facilities, hospitals, or universities — or to visit your optometrist. Check out these recent findings published by Harvard Medical School that separate the myth from reality.

1. EYE EXERCISES IMPROVE AND PROTECT YOUR VISION

Some sources on the internet claim you can perform various exercises with your eyes that are vital to your vision health. Such exercises include holding your palms over your eyes and staring at the darkness or squeezing your eyes shut for a couple seconds in various increments. In reality, most credible sources and eye doctors agree that these eye exercises have little to no impact on your vision health.

2. CARROTS MAKE YOUR EYESIGHT BETTER

The Vitamin A in carrots helps keep your eyes healthy, but it doesn’t make you see better. And carrots aren’t even the best source for your eye’s health. Other fruits and vegetables with a high volume of Vitamins C and E are better sources for keeping your eyes healthy. These vitamins fight cancer-causing agents and help keep your eyes strong.

3. READING IN THE DARK MAKES YOUR EYESIGHT GO BAD

If you have ever read in the dark or in a dimly lit setting, you may notice your eyes get tired or sore rather quickly. Many have taken this as a sign that reading in the dark is bad for your eyes, but this is not true. While it is uncomfortable, reading in the dark does not actually make your vision grow worse.

Other myths about your eyes include suggestions like you shouldn’t wear contact lenses and glasses too often, and staring at a computer screen is bad for your eyes. Most of these myths stem from what makes your eyes tired or uncomfortable. Wearing contact lenses too long might make your eyes itch, but doesn’t harm your vision. Staring at a computer screen too long can cause strain, headaches, and even dry eyes, but doesn’t make your vision worsen.

Mayo Clinic, an online collection of advice and information from licensed professionals, addresses the myth of 20/20 vision meaning your eyes are perfect. 20/20 vision means the focus of your eyesight is uninterrupted when looking at objects that are both close and far away, but you can still have vision imperfections such as partial night blindness or color blindness. Don’t think that 20/20 vision means you don’t need to visit the eye doctor for a regular checkup.

Do you have any questions or concerns about your vision health? Call Silverstein Eye Centers today to make an appointment for an eye exam.

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