Eye health is something that people often forget about, but it's important that we get regular check-ups to ensure everything is ok.
Dr Norden dispels the common myths that are associated with eye health, clearing up any of the bluriness you may have.
1) Reading in dim light worsens your vision:
False. Reading in dim light does not worsen your vision. While you are reading in dim light, it may obviously be more difficult to make out what you’re reading and possibly cause temporary eye “strain”, however, in no way, shape or form does it make your vision worse.
2) Eating carrots improves your eyesight:
False. Well false for most of us; if you don’t live in a third world country in which there may be a dietary deficiency of Vitamin A, and if you don’t have an intestinal condition which causes mal-absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), and you don’t have an extreme Vegan or other diet that excludes Vitamin A, then eating carrots does absolutely nothing to improve your vision.
In the USA, the UK, and other industrialized countries, there’s next to no chance that the average diet would cause a Vitamin A deficiency that carrots, which are high in Vitamin A, could cure.
On the other hand, if you do live in a third-world country, and have an absorption problem from your intestines and are on a vegan diet…
3) Computer use can damage your eyes:
False; at least no more so than viewing censored websites on computers can give you hairy palms. Continued excessive computer use can give you temporary eye strain and cause symptoms of eye-dryness but this is only temporary. Two pointers would be to turn down the brightness on the screen and take an occasional break; i.e. for every hour of computer use, take a five minute break and close your eyes before starting up again.
4) Wearing glasses makes you more dependent on them:
False. Well, if you need glasses and you wear them, and you like the way you see with them better than without them, then you may become psychologically addicted to seeing more clearly. I guess it depends on what or whom you’re looking at, however there is no dependency that develops.
5) Wearing the wrong prescription will damage your eyes:
False. Wearing the wrong prescription may improve or worsen how you’re seeing while the glasses are on; however once you remove them, your vision will revert back to how you normally see without glasses. Keeping a piece of glass or plastic in front of your eyes, in no way changes them.
Always at the forefront of laser eye surgery, Dr. Norden was the first LASIK eye surgeon in New Jersey to perform LASIK and then trademark Custom LASIK™, the most precise LASIK option available with the most accurate, consistent results possible.