Carrots can make your vision better?
False. While carrots contain vitamin A which is necessary for good vision, eating carrots alone will not correct your vision.
If you cross your eyes, they could stay that way?
False. Your eyes naturally return to their normal position, unless you already have a condition where the cranial nerves responsible for eye movement are weakened or damaged, this occurs in 4% of the population.
Excessive screen time can hurt your eyes?
True. People who stare at screens for long periods of time tend to blink less, which can cause irritation and dry eyes.
The average blink last one 10th of a second and average person blinks 12 times per minute. People who stare at screens or read in the dark can also have temporary eyestrain. This damage is not permanent.
Wearing glasses can make you dependent on them?
False. corrective lenses do not change the properties of your vision. Over 60% of people wear glasses or contact lenses, almost 100% of people over 75 wear corrective lenses.
It is easier for kids to wear contact lenses?
True. The majority of people who wear contact lenses are under the age of 30. Infants have been known to be fitted with contacts because of congenital cataracts and other conditions present at birth. Children are less likely to have dry eyes, which caused problems for adults. Of children ages 8 to 12 who need corrective lenses,17% prefer contacts to glasses and 90% can wear contacts without assistance from their parents.
Your eyes are the same size as they were when you were born?
False. Your eyes continue to grow throughout your childhood, a full-grown eye is 1 inch wide and weighs 1/4 ounce.
A child does not need an eye exam if they have good vision?
False. Children should have their first eye exam at age 3 to see if they have vision problems that can be treated early. Most children get a vision test at school but this is no substitute for full eye exam, 80% of vision problems are curable or avoidable.