Myths about wearing glasses - BUSTED!
When you were little, did your parents ever tell you not to sit too close to the TV or else you’d have poor vision? We’ve been in the eyewear industry for a long time, and we’ve heard tons of rumors that have been churned out throughout the years. Some of them are harmless, but others actually deter people from healthy eye care practices or cause them to put off getting glasses long after they needed to.
We’re here to clear the air surrounding the most common myths about wearing glasses.
FALSE. Way back in the day – about 60 years ago – televisions did give off low levels of radiation. If you have a TV that was made in the ‘60s, we don’t recommend sitting too close to it for many reasons. However, the TVs that are sold today are made to protect viewers from radiation, so your eyesight really can’t get worse by sitting too close.
FALSE. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with grabbing a pair of readers while you’re at the local drug store. They work just as well as any pair from an optometrist’s office. However, there are a few problems with store-bought readers: you have to take them on and off if you want to be able to see things that you aren’t reading, and they aren’t generally very attractive.
We’ve got a great collection of attractive multi-focal and dual-focal reading glasses, so you don’t have to worry about taking your glasses on and off when you’re reading and looking at your surroundings! Each pair in our collection is beautifully designed so everyone can find a pair that matches their personal style.
FALSE There’s no research to substantiate that eating carrots will improve your eyesight once it’s started to deteriorate, but they can help to keep your eyes healthy! Carrots have tons of vitamin A in them which helps protect the eyes from things like cataracts and degeneration.
FALSE. Everyone should get an eye exam every year to make sure their eyes are healthy – not just their vision. During an eye exam, an optometrist will perform a series of tests that look into your over eye health on the inside and out. You may be seeing just fine, but you’ll never know if you have an underlying issue unless you go to the eye doctor once a year. It’s always best to take preventative measures so you can catch any issues before they get too serious.