Watching television does not damage our eyes and eating carrots will not help us to see well, according to an expert.
According to Dr Marguerite McDonald, a cornea, refractive and anterior segment specialist with the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine in New York, these are just two popular myths that do just not hold true.
Speaking to 5 News, she added that chronic dry eye should be regarded as a real progressive disease and recommended that everyone follow a proper eye health programme that includes a regular eye exam, whether or not they are experiencing any problems.
"Eating more carrots will not make a big enough difference to affect eyesight," said Dr McDonald.
"[And] there is actually no evidence that sitting too close to the TV set damages your eyes."
by Alexa Kaczka