When you were little, you may have been told a boatload of wives tales from your parents, grandparents, and teachers in order for you to behave. If you are still trying to figure out which things were actually true and which were just scare tactics, then this article is for you. From crossing your eyes to eating carrots, let’s take a closer look at a few wives tales that you still may be falling for about your vision.
“Your Eyes Will Get Stuck That Way”
We have all heard that if you cross your eyes too much that they will get stuck that way, but is that true or was it just a way for your parents to get you to behave? Well, luckily for you (and not so lucky for your parents), that is an old wives tale. You can cross your eyes as many times as you want and they won’t get stuck, but it may bother them and make them a little fatigued. If crossing your eyes is your go-to party trick then keep up the good work because it’s not going to cause them any permanent damage.
Reading In the Dark Is Bad For Your Eyes
This is a wives tale that you may still be falling for as an adult. Reading in the dark or under dimly lit light won’t damage your vision, but it may cause eye fatigue, which can make you feel tired or give you headaches. If you can turn on a light while you are reading, then do it, but if you can’t, then at least know what you aren’t causing any severe damage.
Eating Carrots Will Make Your Eyesight Stronger
Eating a diet full of vitamins and minerals will help you be healthier overall. And because carrots are full of Vitamin A, they can be good for your eyes, but they won’t necessarily make your vision better. For instance, if you have poor vision and you have to wear glasses, eating more carrots won’t make your vision gets better, but it will support healthy eyes. Our suggestion? Keep eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables because it’s good for you.
Now that you know the truth about some wives tales, it’s time to call up your parents and tell them that you told them so. Contact our West Springfield office and call us at (800) 676-5050.