Busted! Don’t Believe This Eyeglass Myth!
Eyeglasses are generally used when the natural lenses in your eyes have trouble focusing on an object. When you struggle to make sense of what’s before you, it can often lead to squinting, headaches, and discomfort. But, every time you wear the right pair of glasses, your vision is corrected, so you have improved vision.
Despite the obvious benefits of corrective eyewear, there are some people that simply conclude that wearing glasses makes the eyes worse. Unfortunately, this misconception can strike fear in the hearts of those prescribed corrective glasses for the first time. At Hannam Optical, we want to debunk this one prevailing myth about eyeglasses once and for all. That way, people can acquire the tools they need to see better without fear!
Myth: Your eyesight gets worse if you wear eyeglasses!
This is simply wrong. So far, there’s no evidence that states wearing glasses affects your eyesight negatively. But if you take a break from wearing them, you’ll simply strain your eyes and tire them out faster.
Two proven ways that can harm your eyesight are:
a. Reading at a very close distance for a long period of time consistently.
b. Reading in a space with an inadequate light source, meaning a dark room with not enough lights.
Besides, your eyesight is in a constant state of change; even people with 20/20 vision experience continually changing eyesight. Moreover, as we age, our sight can get worse. Eyeglasses or corrective lenses provide better quality vision and make the world look less blurry. That said, wearing eyeglasses doesn’t mean you’re dependent on them. You simply need to get used to seeing things clearly through them. So the next time you hear someone say eyeglasses deteriorate your eyesight, you can kindly educate them on the truth that glasses do not cause more harm than good to your eyes.
If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to Hannam Optical. We are a family-owned, licensed optical store in Burnaby, BC, that focuses on providing quality products at competitive prices. We have a personal stylist to find you the perfect shape and eyewear style that fits your specific needs. Also, we offer lifetime customized adjustments for all types of eyewear purchased. Our optical services are available to clients across Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Delta, North Vancouver, Abbotsford, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, White Rock, Mission, and the surrounding areas.