Fact or Fiction: Myths About Your Eyes
Eating Carrots Will Improve Your Sight
Fact: Carrots are high in vitamin A, a nutrient essential for good vision. Eating carrots will provide you with the small amount of vitamin A needed for good vision, but vitamin A isn't limited to rabbit food, it can also be found in milk, cheese, egg yolk, and liver.
Sitting Too Close to the TV Will Damage Your Vision
Fiction: Sitting closer than necessary to the television may give you a headache, but it will not damage your vision.
Reading in the Dark Will Weaken Your Eyesight
Fiction: As with sitting too close to the television, you may get a headache from reading in the dark, but it will not weaken your sight.
Using Glasses or Contacts Will Weaken My Eyesight, and My Eyes Will Eventually Become Dependent On Them
Fiction: Your eyes will not grow weaker as a result of using corrective lenses. Your prescription may change over time due to aging or the presence of disease, but it is not because of your current prescription.
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