Our eyes are complex organs. In today’s post, we share some important facts about the eyes that eye doctors wish more patients knew about.
1. Wearing Glasses Doesn’t Make Your Eyes Weaker
Some people think that wearing eyeglasses makes your vision worse because you may have to replace them every one or two years depending on your age. But in reality, the only thing your glasses do is help you see better; they don’t actually change your visual acuity.
2. You Should Be More Careful When Wiping Your Glasses
Even if you opted for scratch-proof lenses, you shouldn’t just use anything to wipe your eyeglasses. Tissue or toilet paper is made of wood and is abrasive enough that it might end up scratching your glasses. Use a lens cloth instead.
3. Sunglasses Aren’t Just a Fashion Statement
Sure, they make you look stylish and cool, but high-quality sunglasses also protect you from UV radiation. Not a lot of people know that you can get sunburned eyes due to overexposure to ultraviolet rays.
4. You Shouldn’t Fear Night Reading
Book lovers, rejoice! Reading in dim light won’t hurt your eyes, though it can lead to eye strain and headaches.
5. Don’t Wait Until There’s a Problem to See Your Eye Doctor
Prevention is often the best cure, and when it comes to your vision, there are a lot of serious diseases that have little to no warning signs before they have severely damaged your eyesight. That’s why we recommend that you visit your eye doctor for an exam at least once a year.
Nova Vision Center has skilled and experienced doctors that can help keep your eyes healthy year-round. Whether you need new glasses or would like to come in for a thorough eye exam, turn to us for help. Give us a call at (703) 578-3600 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Falls Church and Arlington, VA, and the nearby areas.