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IN Health & Fitness ON 13 Dec, 2015
I wear glasses, so of course I've been told that reading in the dark is bad for me. Same thing with watching television shows too closely to the screen. But which ones are fact, and which ones are actually myths? This is a helpful guide to see what is actually good for your eyes, and which ones are just plain wrong. Spoiler: yes, you can still do that cross-eyed look because it doesn't damage your eyes at all. Read more about the myths below.
While reading in the dark might give you a headache, it won't give you any permanent damage at all. While it's true that a long-term study still hasn't fully debunked the claim, it's safe for now if you still read in the dark.
If you lived back during the days of the very first TVs, yes you shouldn't watch too close to the TV because the first television sets actually emitted x-rays. But the current ones, even the ones from a decade ago, already have protective mechanisms built in, making them completely safe. Just like reading in the dark, it might only give you a temporary headache.
Actually, our bodies only need a little amount of vitamin A, which, while those are found in carrot, they can also be had by having milk or cheese. Sorry, carrots don't have a monopoly when it comes to eye health.
People often say that you shouldn't wear glasses or contacts since they would just make your vision worse, but the truth is that poor vision is caused by aging, i.e. it's because people get old, not because of the glasses and contacts.
If you like doing a cross-eyed trick, that's perfectly okay because the muscles used are the same you use every time you look from any direction.
Parents might think that the lazy eye of a baby will eventually be removed naturally, but that condition after four months could already require medical help.
While surgery can indeed still protect the remaining optic nerves of your eyes, those that have been already destroyed can never be constructed again through any present medical help.
Our eyes and eyelids are actually connected by a lining called the conjunctive, so you're either bluffing or the contacts are just near your eyelids.