"Some of the myths that people believe about eye care have been handed down for years," explains Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. He is also the president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. "These myths can keep people from getting the proper treatment they need and in helping to keep their eyes healthy for years to come."
Here are some myths, followed by their truths, regarding eye care:
- You should always wear sunglasses outdoors. This is a popular myth. Most people are not aware of the fact that sunglasses can actually be damaging to the eye. It creates a situation where your eye is dilating unnaturally and becomes dependent upon sunglasses.
- Carrots will help your vision. This is actually true. The vitamin A and antioxidants in carrots do provide beneficial properties for the eyes.
- You must leave your eyeglasses on all the time. This is a myth. Most people are afraid to take their eyeglasses off, yet prolonged wearing of glasses can actually make your eyes worse. Take your glasses off and go ahead and let your eyes relax.
- Fish oil is good for your eyes. This is a myth and more people are now beginning to learn that the plant-based omega oils are much more beneficial than fish oils.
- Eye exercises won't help your eyes. This is a myth. The reality is that there are exercises you can do help improve your sight.
- Only older people need to go to the eye doctor. Many people believe this myth, and end up missing out on getting check-ups at a younger age. Being seen by the eye doctor for a check-up is something for all age groups and is the best way to detect problems early.
- Sitting too close to the television can hurt your eyes. This is a myth, along with the idea that one is going to harm their eyes from playing video games. While prolonged usage may make eyes feel more strained, it doesn't do any actual damage to them.
"The more you know about these myths the more you can apply the truths to your life," added Dr. Kondrot. "That is the best way to protect your eye health in the long run."
About Healing The Eye & Wellness Center
The Healing The Eye & Wellness Center is located 30 miles north of Tampa, in Dade City, Fla. Founded by Dr. Edward Kondrot, the Center offers world-class alternative therapies for vision conditions, including color and vision therapy, the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, and more. The center also offers a variety of seminars, webinars, and training sessions for others in the medical community. Dr. Kondrot is the world's only board-certified ophthalmologist and board-certified homeopathic physician. He is also the president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. He is also author of three best-selling books in the field. For more information, visitwww.healingtheeye.com.
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