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Can an eye examination tell me anything I don’t already know?

Yes. Your eyes don’t necessarily hurt when something is wrong and any changes are often gradual and difficult to notice, such as glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes etc.

Can indoor lighting ever harm my eyes?

No. Poor light or even too much artificial light will not permanently harm your eyes, although it can make you tired and be a distraction.

Will wearing glasses make my eyes lazy?

No. Correct glasses help you see more clearly and comfortably. When you take them off you are noticing how inferior, by comparison, your vision is at the prescribed distance.

Can contact lenses get stuck behind my eye?

No. There is a thin membrane covering the inside of the eyelids and the outside of the front of the eyeball, which creates a protective seal.

Is using a visual display unit (VDU) bad for my eyesight?

No. There is no reliable evidence that it causes any permanent damage to eyes or eyesight, although some refractive correction may increase visual comfort associated with the working distance.

Is there a recommended way of using a VDU?

Yes. You should wear prescribed corrective eyewear, eliminate distracting glare from around your screen, take a 5 minute break every hour looking into the distance and blink regularly!

Can I do anything to maintain good night vision?

Yes. By wearing UVA/B-shielding sunglasses outdoors, even when it is cloudy, you will preserve the sensitivity of the nighttime light receptors in your eyes.

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