Will dim light ruin your eyes? Medical myth, says UC Irvine Health vision expert

April 02, 2015

IN THE NEWS:  Some of the conventional “wisdom” regarding our health may or may not be true after all. UC Irvine Health ophthalmologist Dr. Wade Crow was one of the experts consulted by The Orange County Register for an article that separates fact from fiction.

Is it true that reading in dim light can ruin your vision?

“To say reading in dim light damages your eyes is akin to saying listening to whispers will make you go deaf,” according to Crow. Although dim light can make it more difficult to focus, the temporary strain on your eyes does not cause damage.

Don’t be fooled by these ten medical myths -“wait an hour to swim after eating” to “it takes seven years to digest a piece of gum” – long since proved wrong by science.

Read the Orange County Register article here>

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