There are common beliefs on what you can do to improve your eyesight and what types of aids you can use that are helpful.
Blue light from a computer monitor is supposed to be bad for us since it is stimulatory and can affect your eyes and how you sleep. Is this true?
Years ago my wife suggest I needed glasses for night driving and I totally bought into the idea of prescription sunglasses and work the glasses while watching television. Over time, I needed stronger glasses and my ability to see in the distance worsened and I grew more dependent on glasses. My optometrist, after discussing this with him said that it is true my eyes will constantly require stronger glasses if I use them this way. He gave me a device that I could use at home to exercise my eyes. Today, I rarely use glasses except for over-the-counter readers occasionally due to age-related reading issues. Most things I do avoid reading or other glasses and my distance vision got better over time.
You can eat carrots which are good nutrition for the eyes but is that really true?
The NY Times recently did an article discussing these facts and myths. Check the article below
The Best and Worst Habits for Eyesight
Are carrots good? Is blue light bad? Experts weigh in on nine common beliefs.
By Hannah Seo May 15, 2023
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If you were ever scolded as a child for reading in the dark, or if you have used blue-light-blocking glasses when working on a computer, you might have incorrect ideas about eye health.
About four in 10 adults in the United States are at high risk for vision loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many eye conditions are treatable or preventable, said Dr. Joshua Ehrlich, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan.
Here are nine common beliefs people have about eye health, and what experts have to say about them.