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When it comes to preserving your vision, there are myths and there are facts. In this article, weíll distinguish which is which, starting off with carrots.

According to popular myth, eating this rabbit food will enhance your vision. Is that true? Well, itís not entirely false. Rich in vitamin A, carrots are good for your vision. But you can also get vitamin A from other food sources like cheese, egg yolks and milk.

Does sitting too close to the TV contribute to vision damage? False. While it can trigger a headache, it wonít do much to impair your eyesight. In relation to this myth, reading in the dark will also not hurt your vision. It will only contribute to eyestrain, which is a temporary condition. But it wonít damage your vision.

Youíve probably been told not to use eyeglasses or it will only serve to weaken your vision. Thatís also not true. Your eyes wonít weaken or become dependent on the vision aid. Any change in prescription may be a result of aging or underlying eye disease.

Is vision loss treatable? Yes, but only if timely diagnosed and treated. As soon as symptoms appear, it is best to consult an eye doctor. Blurry vision, floaters in vision, flashes of light and eye pain are some of the telltale signs that you need to discuss with the doctor.

Did you know artificial sweeteners can cause your eyes to be more sensitive to light? Some medications can also trigger this vision challenge; they include diuretics, diabetes and high blood pressure drugs, oral contraceptives and certain antibiotics.

Can you go blind if you stare at the sun for too long? Yes! Looking straight at it can cause headache and distorted vision. In severe cases, it can cause permanent eye damage. Prolonged exposure to the harmful UV rays is a contributing factor of corneal dystrophy, solar retinitis and macular degeneration. These dangerous rays will burn your eyes.


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Desert Vista Eye Specialists offer diagnosis and treatment for many vision related issues. Their extensive knowledge and experience are the cornerstones for providing the most comprehensive vision care in the valley.

2450 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Suite 107

Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Dr. Kahn has been in private practice in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona since 1985. He is a highly skilled ophthalmologist who practices medical and surgical ophthalmology. He was voted Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine in 2005.

Ophthalmologist Dr. Eason is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology with over 14 years of experience. He has performed thousands of eye surgeries. Dr. Eason and his staff are committed to providing high-quality eye care in a professional and friendly manner.