Every day we hear all kinds of wives-tales about natural eye care. Mothers tell their children that reading in dim light will hurt their eyes or that they should not to try their friends’ glasses because it will ruin their eyesight. But are any of these things really true?
Not even remotely.
These 5 myths about natural eye care have been misleading folks for years.
- Reading in dim light will hurt your eyes. Parents and teachers have spread this piece of vision lore from dawn to dusk, but there isn’t any truth to it. While reading in dim light may cause your eyes to tire more quickly,reading or working in dim light will not cause any lasting harm. Reading in moderate light is definitely more sustainable – and probably more comfortable than dim light, but any resulting eye fatigue from working under dim light will fade with rest, leaving no lasting impact on your eyes.
- Children outgrow crossed eyes. This vision myth can be a dangerous one. Children do not outgrow crossed or misaligned eyes, and without treatment this can cause ongoing vision problems. The best natural eye care decision to make when it comes to crossed or misaligned eyes in a child is to bring him or her to the ophthalmologist for early treatment.
- Computer use is harmful to the eyes. This is a common myth, but it relies on the notion that computer use is somehow different from other kinds of vision use. In fact, computers provide exactly the thing that our first myth addresses – light to read by. The primary concern with excessive computer use is something known as computer vision syndrome (CVS), a recognized repetitive strain injury that effects some office workers. Taking regular breaks and sitting at a reasonable distance from the computer are two natural eye care solutions for CVS.
- Wearing glasses can weaken your eyes. Glasses do not weaken your vision over time, but those with progressively weakening vision are also those who are identified as needing glasses in the first place. On the other hand, wearing glasses when you need them can prevent eye strain and headaches.
You can only get cataracts if you wear glasses: There is no correlation between cataracts and glasses. Cataracts are actually a commonresult of aging. In fact, people who wear glasses can often delay the need for cataract surgery as they age.