Optometrists has said that masturbation does not cause blindness, watching too much TV does not damage your eyes and putting Vaseline on your eyelashes will not make them grow more thickly.
The revelations come from a list of ten myths that the college wants to expose in an attempt to encourage people to have their eyes tested.
Here is the full list of whacky facts:
1. Wearing someone else's glasses may damage your eyes.
Although you may not be able to see very well with them and may get a headache or double vision, you won't come to any harm from wearing glasses that are not your prescription (unless you're driving a motor vehicle).
2. Watching TV too much or too closely will damage your eyes.
Watching too much TV or sitting very close to it may make your eyes tired or give you a headache - particularly if you are watching TV in the dark when you are effectively looking at a moving light, like a torch – but won't cause any serious permanent damage.
3. Masturbation makes you go blind.
The only correlation between the two is that semen contains a large amount of zinc and a deficiency in zinc (although nearly impossible to achieve solely by masturbating) will cause a decline in a person's vision.
4. Cutting your eyelashes off or putting Vaseline on them makes them grow back or appear fuller.
Cutting your eyelashes off makes you look like an idiot and your eyelashes do not grow back fuller. Putting Vaseline on them only gives you a greasy pillowcase.
5. Exercising the eye muscles can allow you to 'throw away your glasses'.
People (normally) need specs because of the shape and size of their eye (i.e. their eyes are too big or too small). Exercises won't help this.
6. Not wearing your glasses will make you depend upon them less.
If you don't wear your glasses you may become more accustomed to the blur and won't remember how bad it is, and thereby think that your eyes have got better (when they haven't).
7. By looking at the patterns, colours and other characteristics of the iris you can tell what health problems a person has.
There is no scientific proof for this. However, when an optometrist carries out an eye examination they will not only test your sight, but will also check the health of your eyes and look for signs of some general health problems.
8. Eating carrots will improve your eyesight.
Carrots are a source of vitamin A, which is important for the eyes. However, before you embark on an all-carrot diet to improve your vision, note that it is more important for eye health to have a good balanced diet that supports your all-round health.
9. Using your eyes too much can wear them out.
They will last for your whole life if they are healthy (or have conditions that are treatable). The health of your eyes has nothing to do with the number of hours you use them.
10. Holding books up close will damage a child's eyes.
Where or how your child holds a book has no effect on the health of the eyes or the need for glasses. Sometimes children find it more comfortable to read close-up and their very good focusing ability makes it easy for them to do so.
The list was compiled by the College of Optometrists to launch a national media campaign that will raise awareness about eyes and the importance of taking care of your eye health.
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correct- funiest read ever
A question about the first point: Have their actually been any studie on the effect of wearing incorrect glasses for a long time? (6 months+)
Or is this claim made without any direct proof?
nice post check out tracey cox's vlog on masturbation on iVillage.
actually really good and spot on
Will reading in the dark cause damage to your eye
Why I Hate Russia
by Joel Phillips (publisher, www.religiousfreeomwatch.org; owner American Coast Title www.actfortitle.com and proud to be an American and a Scientologist)
When I was a kid we used to jump under our desks and hide when they rang the air alarm. The teachers said this was in case the Russians came and bombed us.
Well you know what they bombed us and did a good job of it. They have us doing whatever they say.
First of all they are leaders in religious persecution. They closed down the Scientology Center in Saint Petersburg. Now I suppose the fact that the city used to be called Leningrad tells you something. What other country closes down a church?
But they are hypocrites. They have their own church namely the Russian Orthodox Church. This church is controlled by the Russian government. This is not how you get religious freedom!
Second they are sneaky. My website and company have been attacked by Indonesians. I have listed details on my website including those for a substantial reward.
So what happens? Well it turns out the Russians protect their Internet. It turns out my company which is the sponsor of the www.religiousfreedomwatch.org site is being sued by OAO TRANSTELEKOM. This OAO is apparently like the AOL or Earthlink of Russia but under the control of the Russian government. They are suing because an IP address used by one of these Indonesians is their IP address and I posted it to show how I and American Coast Title are harassed by Indonesians and I guess now Russians too.
They are suing for millions of dollars and they are demanding an apology. I have had to meet with Frank Berriz and Linda Blood about it as they are the other owners of American Coast Title and they are named in the lawsuit.
But they are even sneakier as they are also complaining to Stewart Title who are our underwriters. This could quite literally get us shut down all because I go through life according to my religion.
And, it gets worse. Some Russian radio station has sent press releases to my competitors telling them about this. I don’t even get my day in court with OAO and the Russians have already decided I lost.
But the real trick is they are hiding behind the Olympics. OAO is suddenly the official Internet of the Olympics. OAO says this somehow libels the Olympics. Well guess what I say it doesn’t but I guess what I say doesn’t count for much in Russia these days.
Maybe countries that value religious freedom should boycott the Russian Olympics again. That will teach them a lesson.
So that’s it. I hate Russia. The teachers way back when were right they had us hide from the Russians. Maybe we should of kept doing that. It is clear the Russians are just going to walk all over us. They are going take away our religious freedom and who knows what they will do after that.
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