As a child, were you told not to sit too close to the television? “It will damage your eyes,” your parents might’ve said.
What about trying on a friend’s glasses at school? Many of you will probably have been warned against doing that, too.
But an eye specialist has debunked these ubiquitous notions so often bandied around.
Apparently, they’re common myths, and there are different things we should be worried about when trying to protect our eyesight.
A new study by Optegra Eye Sciences of 2,000 people suggests that more than half of us think they’re true.More than 50 per cent think wearing someone else’s glasses will hurt their eyes, for example, and 47 per cent believe sitting too close to the TV will have a harmful effect.