People keep raving about the importance of traveling, exploring the world and learning about different lifestyles and respecting all humans. And they are correct about all that.

What they do not talk about so openly is the fact that a lot of misinformation is spread when it comes to ways of shielding and protecting your eyes, and your overall health for that matter.

As you must have already guessed from the title, in this article we are going to present four common eye care tips that have been proven as lies and false information by the scientific community.

Myth 1: Blue Light is Harmful for your Eyes

First things first, what is blue light? This is how the light produced by the screens of all electronic devices, such as laptops, cellphones, tablets etc. is called. There are many articles online that claim that spending too much time in front of a device like that will lead to poor vision. And not only that but there are many glasses and skincare products that protect you from the light of electronic devices. Well, actually there is no scientific study that links poor vision to too much screen time. Thus, you can stay in front of any screen safely as the only type of blue light that you should worry about is the one that comes from the sun.

Myth 2: But Being in front of a Screen Hurts your Eyes

As mentioned above, no scientific study has confirmed that screen time has negative effects on your eyesight. It is true, however, that after looking at a screen for a long time most people experience eye strain. Why is that? Because they blink less frequently, which makes their eyes go dry and this cause mild pain or redness.

Myth 3: You Don’t Have to Have a Surgery to Treat Cataract

There is actually no other way, no drops, no special pills or remedies, to treat cataract. All you have to do is go to an optician practice in the UK for a screening and talk with your doctor about your options. The surgery is a safe and quick procedure, as it lasts about 20 minutes, and patients are able to go back to their normal lives in a few days.

Myth 4: Fine, But You Must Wait for the Cataract to Ripe

Thanks to technological and medical advancements, this is not the case. Your eye doctor can detect a cataract at its early stages and perform the surgery soon after. The reason why most doctors do not perform the procedure while the cataract is still at the first stages is because the patient does not suffer from any symptom that makes their lives difficult. And since we are on the subject, it is worth mentioning that although a cataract is an eye condition that develops to people over 50, it is possible that young people may suffer from it due to metabolic syndromes, excessive steroid use or eye injuries.