Myth: Smartphones cannot permanently damage your eyes Fact: Too much screen time may wreck your eyes, especially at night. Blue light in particular that is transmitted by smartphones may be toxic to your eyes. The specialized photoreceptors located in the retina are damaged by blue light and can lead to Macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss worldwide.
Myth - Glaucoma only affects the older generation. FACT – The risk of glaucoma does increase with age, but this eye disease can affect all ages even new-born babies. There are different types of glaucoma for example congenital glaucoma, secondary glaucoma and angle closure or open angle glaucoma or even pigmentary glaucoma. Although your risk is smaller the younger you are, anyone can have glaucoma.