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5 common myths about the eyes

When it comes to eye health, it is important to educate yourself because the eyes are one of the most important organs in the human body. Here are 5 myths you may have already heard…


Eating carrots improves eyesight – FALSE


It is good to know that the carrot is rich in vitamin A, a very important vitamin for the human body. The latter is distributed throughout the body, especially the eyes. However, carrots cannot improve eyesight, but a good diet can help keep your eyes healthy.


Reading small characters can be harmful – FALSE


In the short term, we can talk about eyestrain, but in no case reading small print can damage the eyes. However, we invite you to read in a well-lit area and wear suitable glasses to avoid ailments such as eyestrain. If you do not wear glasses, and you still find it difficult to read, we advise you to be examined by an optician.


Watching TV closely can damage your eyes – FALSE


Watching TV closely, like reading small print, causes eye strain or headaches, but does not permanently damage the eyes. However, if your child seems more comfortable watching TV or reading closely, this may be a sign of myopia. The best is to make an appointment with an optician.


Eye exercises to improve eyesight – FALSE


And yes, that’s not true. No studies have shown improvement in eyesight through eye exercises. They can, however, relieve you.


The eye reaches its final size at birth. – FALSE


The eye actually measures approximately 18mm at birth, 19.5mm in infancy and around 24-25mm in adulthood. This makes the eye at birth about 2/3 smaller than that of a fully formed adult eye.


You will agree, eye health is very important and you need to take care of it. Make an appointment now and benefit from the expertise of our highly qualified team.

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