Here at Crescent Eye Care, our commitment to you reaches far beyond your eyes. For us, it’s about your health, your comfort, your convenience, and your overall quality of life. We offer you quality vision and eye care in Charleston that will leave you coming back time and time again. Today we’re starting our new blog by debunking some of the most common myths and facts about your eyes!
- Myth: Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes.
Fact: While it can make your eyes feel tired, reading in dim light is not harmful.
- Myth: It is not harmful to watch a welder or look at the sun if you squint, or look through narrowed eyelids.
Fact: Even if you squint, ultra-violet light still gets to your eyes, damaging the cornea, lens and retina. Never watch welding without wearing the proper protection. Never look directly at an eclipse.
- Myth: Using a computer, or video display terminal (VDT), is harmful to the eyes.
Fact: Although using a VDT is associated with eyestrain or fatigue, it is not harmful to the eyes.
- Myth: If you use your eyes too much, you wear them out.
Fact: You can use your eyes as much as you want, actually. They’re not going to wear out!
- Myth: Wearing poorly-fit glasses damages your eyes.
Fact: Although a good glasses fit is required for good vision, a poor fit does not damage your eyes.
- Myth: Wearing poorly fit contacts does not harm your eyes.
Fact: Poorly fit contact lenses can be harmful to your cornea (the window at the front of your eye). Make certain your eyes are checked regularly by your ophthalmologist or optometrist if you wear contacts.