Common Misconceptions About Glasses

March 25, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you new to wearing prescription glasses? If you haven’t grown up wearing them, you might have heard some strange myths and misconceptions over the years. It wasn’t that long ago that glasses were associated with John Hughes-style nerds and geeks—but today, eyewear is a trend so popular that even people who don’t need them still want to wear glasses.

Don’t believe these myths

Don’t let these common misconceptions stop you from visiting your favorite NOLA glasses store to find the perfect pair (or several of them):

  • If you eat enough carrots, you won’t need glasses: This sounds like a good idea—after all, they contain a lot of vitamin A, which is good for your eyes. However, not only do dark leafy greens have even more vitamin A, but eating a lot of carrots can give your skin a distinct orange hue. Eating vegetables helps prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, but doesn’t prevent near- or farsightedness.
  • Wearing glasses makes you dependent on them: Your glasses will not change your eyesight. However, you might be so used to straining that when your eyes adapt to wearing glasses, you might feel like you “need” them more than usual.
  • Taking a break from glasses is good for your eyes: Similarly, you don’t need to take breaks from your glasses. If you find that your eyes feel tired or unfocused, that may be due to exhaustion, switching between wearing glasses and going without or having the wrong prescription.
  • Wearing ill-fitting glasses can damage your eyes: This is a question of fit, not prescription. You’ll still be able to see just fine, but if your glasses pinch your temples or ears, you may suffer headaches and other discomfort.
  • Eye exercises will keep your vision in shape: Exercises might help keep your muscles in shape, but that’s not the only factor in whether you need corrective lenses.
  • Wearing the wrong prescription will hurt your eyesight: If you’ve ever tried on someone else’s prescription and have gotten an instant headache, you might worry that wearing the wrong prescription will damage your eyes. It won’t, but it might strain them unnecessarily.
  • Sunglasses always protect your eyes from the sun: Sunglasses can protect your eyes, but only if they offer UV protection. Don’t rely on dark lenses to protect you. Read the label to make sure there’s real UV protection added, too.
  • Eyeglasses don’t look good on everyone: At Art & Eyes, we believe there’s at least one perfect pair of glasses for everyone—and often, even more than that. Even if you’ve never found a pair you love in NOLA glasses stores, we can change that. We offer over 1,600 different pairs, so there’s something suitable for every face shape, personal style and budget. Let us help you dispel this myth in person!

If you’re ready to visit a unique glasses store in New Orleans, LA and find that perfect pair, schedule a try-on appointment at Art & Eyes today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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