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Peepers Set it Straight on Reading Glasses & Vision Myths

Reading Glasses Myths

1. Wearing  over-the-counter readers will cause you to become dependent on them: NOT TRUE
 Reading glasses are designed to correct blurry vision.  Seeing clearly, since clear vision with readers is preferable to uncorrected vision, you may start to notice that you need and want to wear your reading glasses more often.  Even though it may seem that you are becoming dependent on you readers, you are simply getting used to seeing clearly.  "CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?!"

2. Wearing readers makes your eyes stronger:  NOT TRUE 
Reading glasses only makes your vision clear, they do not have any impact on your actual prescription.  Your prescription will change the same amount even if you wear readers everyday or not.

3. Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes: NOT TRUE
By reading in dim lighting, you are NOT damaging your eyes.  However, good lighting does make reading easier and can prevent eye fatigue.  When your eyes have to work harder to see, they become tired and the strain could cause headaches or itchy eyeballs.

4. Eating carrots can improve your vision: NOT TRUE
Carrots, of course have lots of vitamin A, which is essential for sight.  But many other foods also have this vitamin.  A well-balanced diet, with or without carrots provides all the vitamin A necessary for good vision!  "Eat your veggies kids!"

5. People with weak eyes should avoid reading fine print: NOT TRUE 
It has been said that people with weak eyes or people who wear readers will damage their eyes sooner if they read fine print.  The concept of an eye as a muscle is incorrect. Think of the eye more as a camera.  A camera will not wear out quicker just because it is used to photograph close detail. You can use your eyes without any fear of wearing them out!