As eye health week has reached the end I hope I have given you guys some good facts and something to bare in mind for the future. Our eyes are one of the most important pieces of equipment we have and without them everyday life would become difficult so treat them with respect and care!

For my final post for eye health week and courtesy of visionmatters.org.uk I have put together some eye myths for you to enjoy 🙂

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1) You don’t need to get a sight test unless you have symptoms…

MYTH – A number of eye conditions, for example open angle glaucoma, may not show any noticeable symptoms at all until damage is done and then it is too late to reverse.  Regular check-ups are absolutely vital so get your eyes tested every two years even if you think your vision is fine.

2) Sitting too close to the TV will damage your vision…

MYTH – There is no evidence that sitting close to the television will cause permanent damage to your eyes. However sitting close to the TV so you can see the picture more clearly may be a sign of short sight. If you or your children are doing this, then get your eyes checked.

3) My child is too young to have a sight test because they can not read

MYTH – Your child is never too young to have their sight tested. It’s a common misconception that children’s eyesight can not be accurately checked until they can read. A child’s eyes can actually be tested from birth.

4) Wearing glasses all the time will cause your eyes to deteriorate more quickly

MYTH – Your eyes will not grow weaker as a result of wearing corrective lenses. Your prescription may change over time due to ageing or the presence of an eye condition but it is not because of your current prescription. You will also get to appreciate seeing really clearly and therefore become more aware of how blurred things are without your glasses.

5) Reading in dim light will damage your eyes…

MYTH – Reading in dim light can cause your eyes to become tired but won’t cause permanent eye damage. It is true that good lighting does make reading easier and can prevent eye fatigue.

So there you have it!  The last of my posts for National Eye Health Week! I hope you have found them interesting and helpful!  Feel free to comment with any questions or some extra recipes for juice and smoothies to promote eye health or maybe some more eye myths!  I look forward to them!