Take the quiz to know now.

1. Watching television in close proximity makes you more susceptible to glasses.


Since ages, children are barred from watching television in close proximity fearing it would damage their eyes and invite those horrid big glasses forever. However, recent studies have proved that watching television can at most give you heaviness in head and eyes  but not the glasses.

2 Wearing glasses for a longer period of time makes you reliant on them and weakens your eyesight.


It is commonly believed that wearing glasses for a longer period of time makes your eye sight weaker. However, it is completely baseless as what depreciates your vision is age and not glasses. Glasses power (number of your spectacles) usually increase upto 18-21 years of age and then it becomes stable. Glasses are just optical aids that help us to see clear. Continuous use of glasses neither help in stabilizing or reducing number (power)  of  spectacles nor it increases reliance on spectacles (or increases the number)

3. Spectacles can be removed with use of medicines (Vitamin A , ayurvedic medicines) and exercises?


Use of vitamin A or ayurvedic or homeopathic eyedrops CANNOT decrease spectacles number or remove spectacles. It is a common  myth. Deficiency of vitamin A causes night blindness wherein patient feel difficulty in seeing clear in dim light. Vitamin A helps in these night blind  people who are deficient in vitamin A. There are only two methods to get rid of glasses and these are:

a. Contact lenses


4. Which amongst these is considered the 'proper' age to wear contact lenses?

A) 1-3 years B) 5-7 years C) 11-14 years D) None of the above

Answer-11-14 years

The advent of contact lenses has come as a welcoming change to those who were tired of wearing glasses. However, the most obvious question that must be considered before taking the plunge is what indeed is the right time to wear lenses? Among the doctors, there is a unanimous view that lenses can be used by anybody, anytime. However, it is also agreed upon that the 'proper' age to sport the lenses is 11-14 years as the lenses necessitate observing some precautions and thereby a certain maturity.

5. Wearing a contact lens is not recommended in case you are suffering from astigmatism.


Astigmatism refers to the condition where the lens or the cornea, contrary to a normal situation, is not curved equally. Owing to this irregularity, the light is not focussed properly, causing your vision to be blurred or distorted. Contact lenses were generally not recommended in case of astigmatism; however, it has been proved untrue since special soft lenses known as toric contact lenses, made either from the traditional hydrogel material or silicone hydrogel have proved to be both effective and corrective lens in such cases.