Eye Myths: True or False?
WINDSOR, England, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
LensWay [http://www.lensway.co.uk ] – the online optical store – have collated some of
the most enduring of eye-care myths and revealed some surprising truths.
Carrots help you see in the dark
TRUE! Well, kind of: carrots contain vitamin A, a lack of which can cause poor night
vision. So, while tucking into ten carrots a day won’t give you the vision of an owl,
missing out on them altogether will mean that your vision will deteriorate. Vitamin A
could potentially reduce your chances of needing glasses or corrective eyewear.
You can tell if someone’s lying by looking into their eyes
TRUE! (mostly). There’s a belief that if a person is unable to make eye contact with
you, there’s a good chance that they’re lying. However, there’s more to it than that, and
all sorts of theories abound: for example, some people believe that if someone glances to
her or his right (i.e. your left) then that person is likely to be lying. Confusingly,
this may be reversed if the person you’re speaking to is left-handed!
Looking directly at the Sun will harm your eyes
TRUE! Looking directly at the sun is extremely dangerous. Exposure to extremely high
levels of light causes parts of your eyes to become less sensitive to light or, in extreme
circumstances, destroys them). That’s just one of the ways that staring at the Sun
unprotected can harm your eyes – you can even sunburn your eyes (trust us, it’s not
pleasant!) so if you’re out in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with a UV
Sitting too close to the TV will give you square eyes
FALSE: No prizes for guessing that your eyes won’t go square from sitting too close
for the TV. However, too much screen time does have negative effects, and you should be
sure to take regular screen breaks to keep your eyes from getting fatigued. Similarly, if
you need corrective lenses to see the TV, then watching it for extensive periods without
wearing your glasses can lead to eye strain.
Reading in low light will damage your vision
FALSE: Another one of those myths that’s been doing the rounds for years without a
shred of evidence. Although reading in dim light isn’t ideal (you’ll find it much easier
if you turn a light on!), it won’t cause any long term damage to your eyes.
LensWay.co.uk has quickly become the UK’s leading online retailer of vision care
products, attributable to a combination of fast delivery, a customer-centric approach and
great selection at the lowest possible prices. With headquarters in Windsor, Berkshire,
LensWay.co.uk designs, produces and distributes the largest selection of glasses and
contact lenses on the internet, including a unique combination of designer eyeglasses,
contact lenses, sunglasses, and vision care accessories.
LensWay.co.uk is part of Coastal Contacts Inc. – founded in Canada in 2000 – which
services customers across North America, Asia and Europe through the Coastal Contacts Inc.
family of websites including: Lensway.co.uk, CoastalContacts.com, ClearlyContacts.ca,
Lensway.com, Lensway.se, ClearlyContacts.com.au, ClearlyContacts.co.nz, Contactsan.com,
Yasuilens.com, Maxlens.com, and Coastallens.com.
For further information please contact:
Andrea Sawer, Regional Marketing Manager, andreas@LensWay.co.uk, +1-604-669-1555 x303.