Eyeglasses have been the most common vision correction tool for centuries, yet myths about them still persist — some of which might discourage a person from visiting their local optometrist. In today’s post, Six One Six Vision Center debunks some of the most common yet persistent myths and misconceptions about eyeglasses.
Wearing Eyeglasses Will Worsen Your Eyesight
Some people mistakenly believe that wearing eyeglasses can cause damage to the eyes. The truth is eyeglasses merely adjust the way light enters the eyes; they do not cause any physical changes to the eyes. It is possible that your vision will worsen over the years, but this is not due to wearing glasses. When this happens, your optometrist will simply update your prescription.
Wearing Eyeglasses With the Wrong Prescription Can Hurt Your Eyes
Wearing someone else’s eyeglasses can cause discomfort because the prescription isn’t right for you, but don’t worry, it won’t actually damage your eyes. As mentioned, eyeglasses simply change the way light enters your eyes. If your own eyeglasses are causing discomfort, talk to your eye doctor about changing your prescription.
Too Much Screen Time Can Damage Your Eyes
If you spend a significant part of your day staring at a screen, whether for work or pleasure, you may suffer from eye strain and dry eyes. You may even suffer disruption in your sleeping patterns that result in stress. While these issues can cause discomfort and even require treatment in some cases, they won’t actually affect permanently damage your eyesight.
You Can’t Play Sports If You Wear Eyeglasses
Just because you wear eyeglasses doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. From prescription swim goggles to impact-resistant active-wear eyeglasses, there are many protective eyewear options for any activity you want to pursue.
Six One Six Vision Center offers a wide selection of options for eyeglasses, including frames from independent designers such as Ovvo Optics, Modo and STATE Optical Co. Give us a call at (208) 514-1858 or schedule online anytime using our “Make an Appointment” link at the top of the page. We serve customers in Eagle and Meridian, ID.