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March28,2024

Common Myths About Eyeglasses & Vision

When it comes to the world of science, and in this specific case, eyewear and vision, misconceptions abound, often leading to confusion and misinformation. From concerns about the harmful effects of wearing the wrong prescription to myths surrounding the necessity of vision exams, navigating the landscape of eyeglasses and eye health can be overwhelming. 

Here, we will debunk some of the most common myths surrounding eyeglasses and vision, shedding light on the truths behind these misconceptions. In doing so, we aim to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their eye health and eyewear choices. So, let’s delve into the facts and dispel some myths.

Wearing the wrong prescription can damage your eyes

Wearing eyeglasses with an incorrect prescription won’t harm your eyes, but it might strain them, causing discomfort, blurriness, or headaches. These symptoms typically dissipate once you remove the glasses. If you’re unsure how to read glasses prescription, you can check out our guide here.

If your vision seems fine, you don’t need an eye exam

A comprehensive eye exam is crucial beyond merely assessing your prescription. It allows an ophthalmologist or optometrist to evaluate your overall eye health, potentially detecting signs of serious conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Remember to schedule an eye test annually to maintain your overall health. You can book your test at your nearest MAGRABi store and our team of experts can properly guide you through your eye health journey.

Using glasses weakens your eyes

Contrary to popular belief, wearing glasses doesn’t weaken your eyes; rather, they correct refractive errors, enhancing clarity. Neglecting to wear glasses when necessary can strain your eyes, leading to discomfort and vision issues. If you feel eyeglasses don’t fit into your lifestyle, you can opt for clear contact lenses such as i-clinic and Acuvue, which meet your eyewear needs with the utmost comfort and hydration.

Eating carrots enhances your vision

While carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for eye health, consuming them won’t miraculously improve your vision. Vitamin A can be sourced from various foods like leafy greens, colorful vegetables, dairy, and fish. Remember, a balanced diet supports eye health, but it won’t eliminate the need for corrective eyewear.

Sitting close to the TV damages the eyes

Although sitting too close to the TV may cause eye strain or headaches, it doesn’t cause permanent damage to vision in children or adults. However, it could indicate nearsightedness, which necessitates glasses. If you’re on the lookout for a new pair of glasses, explore the selection from EMPORIO ARMANI, MONTBLANC, Cartier, and BVLGARI for a chic and stylish look.

Sunglasses offer the best protection from the sun

While sunglasses are commonly associated with eye protection, not all provide adequate defense against harmful UV rays. Opt for ophthalmic lenses with UV-blocking agents, whether in sunglasses or clear prescription glasses. Proper UV protection is essential for safeguarding your eyes from sun damage.

By debunking these prevalent myths, we hope that people now approach their eye health with clarity and understanding. Remember, regular checkups are crucial for maintaining overall well-being, and at MAGRABi, we’re committed to supporting your eye health journey. Visit your nearest store for a complimentary eye test conducted by our team of experts, ensuring that you receive personalized care and guidance every step of the way. With MAGRABi, your vision is in capable hands.

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