20.08.2014

Carrots and TV do not affect eyesight, says expert

Carrots and TV do not affect eyesight, says expert

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


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