Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths About Your Eyes And Vision!
Your vision is one of your most important senses. The best way to protect your eyes is to be proactive in preventing or delaying the onset of eye diseases such as cataracts or macular degeneration. In addition, the sooner you detect and treat an eye disease, the better the prognosis.
You may have heard all types of notions regarding what is good and bad for your eyes when it comes to eye care. But are they true?
To help you steer clear of some misconceptions, Lumina Eye Care has debunked three of the most common myths in their exam chair:
Myth1: Blue block lenses help reduce digital eye strain
In the past years, it was suspected that blue light could affect digital eye strain. Recent studies have shown that people who wear blue block lenses compared to those who don’t experience similar levels of digital eye strain. However, these lenses do help promote better sleep patterns, as blue light can affect our circadian rhythm.
Myth 2: Eye exercises and eye massages can help “improve” your eyesight and reduce your prescription
Eye exercises and massages will not improve your prescription! The prescription you have is because of the anatomy of your eye, contributed by the axial length of your eyeball, the curvature of your cornea, and the curvature of your natural lens inside your eye. Doing eye exercises will not be able to change any of these things. Certain types of eye exercises, when done with the guidance of vision therapists, may improve symptomatic binocular vision issues. Eye massages done together with a hot compress can improve the oil secretion of your tears, which can help with meibomian gland disorders and dry eyes.
Myth 3: It’s not good to use artificial tears because your eyes will become dependent on it
Dry eye is a very common condition in today’s society as the use of various screen time increases. If dry eye is left untreated, it can continue to worsen with time, making it more difficult to treat when severe. Artificial tears help reduce the inflammation caused by the dryness, giving the eyes a chance to heal. It is similar to the lotion you use for your hands. You use more lotion when there is a higher chance for your hands to become dry, and you ultimately would not become dependent on the lotion. Avoiding using it when your hands are starting to dry will lead to cracks and bleeds, which would become much harder to heal. Using the right artificial tears is very important. It is recommended that you consult your eye doctor to help you select the right one.
If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths like these, reach out to Lumina Eye Care. As a leading eye care clinic in Thornhill, Ontario, we are passionate about optometry, and it has been our aspiration to open a practice to serve the community and provide personal and quality eye care. In addition, we enjoy providing vision health care for those in need. We offer services like comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eye exams, contact lens exams, ocular emergencies, and post-op management. We also provide myopia control services like Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), Myopia Control- MiSight, and Miyosmart.