Most of us born with perfect natural vision. Unfortunately, age and lifestyle habits slowly damage our eyes until one day we find ourselves visually impaired.

There are many cause for poor vision and you are surely aware some of them. How to tell apart the facts from the fiction? How to be sure which things are really good or really bad for your eyesight?

Being aware of the most common causes for poor vision can help you take the necessary steps to prevent many vision problems and or stop the progression of existing eye diseases. Here are the most common facts and fiction about the causes of poor vision.

Myth:  Watching too much TV is bad for my eyes.

Fact:   Many eye care specialists believe that watching TV cannot really cause vision problems. Indeed, watching television for long hours without a break can make your eyes tired and even cause a headache. Luckily, that cloud be prevented by maintaining correct vision posture while watching television and giving taking regular vision breaks.

Myth:  Excessive reading is not among the causes for poor vision.

Fact:   In fact, many studies have demonstrated that people who spend hours reading as well as doing any close-up eye work are more likely to develop myopia becomes even higher if you read in bed or in a poorly lit room.

Myth:  The food I eat has nothing to do with my eyes.

Fact:   Quality, variety and types of food you consume have direct impact on all the organs in your body, including your eyes. Certain food products and food preparation method have totally negative impact on eyesight are among the causes of poor vision. On the other hand, there are foods greatly beneficial for vision health. Page 92

Myth:  Carrots are greatly overrated.

Fact:   Carrots contain a great amount of vitamin A, one of the most important vision vitamins. Eating lots of carrots will not cure an existing eye condition but will greatly improve your general eye health and protect you from some of the most common age related eye disorders.

Myth:  I don’t really need to wear sunglasses.

Fact:   Sunlight is one of the leading risk factors of eye disorders that lead to severe visual impairment and blindness. Wearing sunglasses is imperative, especially for those who already have some type of eye problem.

Myth:  Squinting is a natural way to improve eyesight.

Fact:   Squinting is an accommodation technique that helps people with a focusing problem to see objects clearly. However, squinting cannot help improve eyesight naturally. On the contrary, it causes extra strain on the eye and eventually leads to worsening of the eye problem.