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Posted on 05-25-2018

Eye Myths and Facts about Eye Care

For generations, well-meaning grandparents and parents have passed down warnings about activities harming the eyes. The result is that a lot of misinformation has been accepted as truth. At Hobson Eye Associates, we're here to set the record straight on myths and facts about the eyes for eye care.

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Your Kennesaw Eye Doctor Debunks Eye Care Myths

Skipping your yearly eye exam at your Kennesaw eye doctor can harm your eyes, but these eye care myths won't do lasting damage.

Sitting too close to the TV or spending hours watching a screen does not damage your eyes. Staring at a screen can lead to eye discomfort, but this is temporary. For relief from computer eye strain, break every 20 minutes to focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Remember to blink to prevent dry eye. If your child sits close to the TV, this can be a sign glasses are needed.

Reading in dim light also won't harm your eyes in the long run, although the poor lighting may cause a headache or eye strain.

Wearing prescription glasses does not cause you to depend on them nor does it weaken your sight. Vision changes with age – not from prescription eyewear.

Eye Facts for Eye Health

Some common eye facts for eye health are 100 percent true and some hold some truth but require more explanation.

Yes, carrots, which are rich in vitamin A, are good for your eyes, but getting extra vitamin A beyond the recommended amount has no added benefits for your eyes.

Children may be able to “grow out of” cross eyes (strabismus) but will require assistance. Early intervention, such as eyewear and eye training from our Kennesaw eye doctor helps correct cross eyes.

Yearly eye exams really are the best way to prevent vision loss. Many vision-robbing diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, develop without early symptoms. Early diagnosis makes treatment easier and more successful.

Eye Exams at Our Kennesaw Optometrist Eye Exams

Fact: Eye exams at our Kennesaw optometrist keep eyes healthy. Call us today! 770-424-2020

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