Fact: Your genes have an impact on your need for glasses, but it is not the only factor. Myth: If your parents don’t wear glasses you will also never need glasses. …
Myth: You can drive with dilated pupils. Fact: If your eyes were dilated for an examination by your ophthalmologist driving is extremely dangerous.
Myth: The eye only produces one type of tear Fact: Your body produces three types of tears
Sunrays are also reflected from water and sand upwards to your face. Hats are great at protecting your face and neck from the sun. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses too
Myth: Sunscreen doesn't belong in your eye area. Fact: The skin around the eye is thinner and is more susceptible to damage from the sun’s harmful rays.
Myth: Someone who is blind can see nothing at all. Fact: Many people who are ‘legally’ blind may still have some remaining vision. If someone tells you they’re blind, you should not be surprised if you find they still have some useful sight
Myth: Babies are born with their eyes fully-grown. Fact: A baby's eyes that are approximately two-thirds of their full adult size at birth.
Myth: Eye exams are not necessary unless you have an eye problem. Fact: Due to the chronic nature of many eye diseases sight is stolen bit by bit and by the time you realize it you may already have significant loss of vision.
Wearing reading glasses is the most common way of dealing with presbyopia. This is a temporary solution. The advantage to glasses is that you can do that dramatic stare or removal when deemed necessary.
Myth: Sitting too close to the TV will damage your eyes Fact: A Television does not cause eye damage Kids often sit “too” close to the TV simply to become more engaged. This isn’t known to cause any human health issues. This myth had its origin back in the 1960s when General Electric sold some novel color TV sets that emitted excessive amounts of radiation (as much as 100,000 times more than was considered safe). GE quickly recalled and repaired the faulty TVs, but the stigma stuck to this day.