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Do Carrots Improve Your Eyesight?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have perfect eyesight? Carrots can help.

You could read the whiteboard from the back of the room, and you could watch TV without any squinting. Eye surgery is expensive and painful. Contacts make your eyes red and are uncomfortable, and glasses are just plain ugly. Although some people say it’s a myth, others say that carrots do indeed improve your vision.

According to Dr Amy Chow, O.D, an eye doctor at Cupertino Family Eye Care Center, carrots can improve your eyesight. They contain beta carotene, which is turned into vitamin A by the liver. The vitamin A is absorbed by retinal cells in the eyes so you can see. “There are some ways to prevent decreasing vision,” says Dr Chow, she also says to not read in the dark, keep all reading material an arms length away, and to not over read. Keeping your body healthy and fit is also one of the best preventions you can get. Every one’s genetics are different, and that is why some people have bad vision and some don’t. Also, eating too many carrots, or too many of anything can be dangerous, so don’t overdose.

On WorldwideHealth.com, it tells you some other nutrients even more important than vitamin A to help you see well. According to this website, foods high in chromium, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, selenium, glutathione, and Ginkgo Biloba will improve your vision.

Some foods high in chromium include beef, liver, eggs, chicken, oysters, wheat germ, green peppers, apples, bananas, and spinach. For vitamin C, orange juice is not the best way to go. Go with chili peppers, sweet peppers, kale, parsley, collard, turnip greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and strawberries. For lutein and zeaxanthin, eat dark leafy greens, corn, nectarines, oranges, papaya, and squash. For zinc, consume oysters, red meat, and other poultry. Fish, red meant, grains, eggs, chicken, liver, garlic, brewer’s yeast, and wheat germ are high in selenium. Garlic, eggs, asparagus, onions, watermelon, and grapefruit are high in glutathione. Lastly, eating herbs from a ginkgo tree will give you ginkgo biloba.

The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute also says that carrots will improve your sight because of the vitamin A, which is essential for vision. Carrots aren’t the only food with vitamin A. Milk, cheese, eggs, yolk, and liver are also high in vitamin A.

Also, the clinic implies that, unlike Dr Chow, reading in the dark and watching TV from close up will NOT worsen your sight; it will just give you a headache. However, staring into the sun will indeed weaken your vision. The clinic also tells that if you experience slight blurriness in your vision for the first time, go to the eye doctor right away, because if it is detected early enough, you can correct, stop, or slow down your loss of vision.

On the other hand, Snopes.com declares that carrots and eyesight is just another urban legend. They state that carrots do not improve vision. Too much vitamin A can be toxic, just like any other nutrient.

Also, if you search up this issue on here, there will be lots if disagreement about this. You will find lots of answers saying that carrots do improve vision, and answers saying that carrots do not improve vision.

Evidently, there are lots of different opinions about this topic. Most experts agree that carrots make your vision better, but some do not. You may have not been blessed with 20/20 eyesight, but a dose of carrots might just do the trick.

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  1. i think i’m gonna grab a carrot…….helloooooo safeway

  2. hey robert,
    you choose a great question!!! this question has an answer along with different beleifs. i wish my question actually had an answer.jk. overall, it was GREAT!!!!! although… i eat alot of carrots, but my stupid optomitrist says i still need glasses!!oh poo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. this is great. i think ill eat a carrot… =]

  4. BOO HOO!!! WHO CARES IF YOU NEED GLASSES!!PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY CARE IF I GET GLASSES!!!

  5. hhhmmmm, maybe i should start eating MORE carrots…i want my 20/20 vision back!! ugghhh….

  6. YUCK!!! im about to spit these pieces of carrot right into the trash can! though i wont because this is for my own good. how do they make the carrots taste so good in the vegetarian sushi? hmmm… well, my life is bad enough, i wouldnt want to add blindness to the list. being a fifth grade, PKU girl,
    with braces and glasses is hard. i feel like such a geak… especialy
    sence i can understand everything on this web page.

  7. um… can someone answer back.. im just wooried that by the time im older ill get blind, and if i get eye surgery, i might lose my vision in some complication. Has any1 had their eye sight get better because of something they tried?? PLEASE REPLY!!

  8. idk about you sweets but i am trying i for sure im starting today 3 carots a day i took off my glasses and will keep them off using glasses can interfere with the procedure.also be sureto eat alot of bananas etc like it said on this article. eat healthy along with carrots in a week ill post again here to see if it worked.the carrots taste good though lol.

  9. Eating carrots to improve eyesight is common in German foklore. When the English starting using Radar to locate German bases during WWII, they started the propoganda that the pilots were eating carrots in order to find the German installations in the dark. Not long after that, carrot gardens starting appearing all over England and then the US. While it is true that carrots contain Beta Carotene and that Beta Carotene is converted to Vitamin A which can increase some night vision, you would have to eat a huge amount of carrots for any benefit to be determined. It is just a myth and urban legend.

  10. This is a myth. Vitamin A can actually destory your eyes and cause you to loose your vision. Google It! You’ll get your answers.

  11. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH. DO CARROTS IMPROVE VISION? I MUST KNOW BECAUSE I ALWAYS GET PICKED ON AT SCHOOL 4 WEARING GLASSES!!!!!!!!!! >:(

  12. Wearing glasses or contact lenses is not a big deal, but if you want to be a fighter pilot(or any pilot), like I do, it is only way you can pass tests. Even surgery won’t help you. Naturally bad eyesight and you are not qualified. That sucks, because eyesight is one of things you can’t affect to, unlike your fitness etc.

    Carrots may help you if you already have lack of A vitamin. I began to eat carrots just in case :D

  13. I dont understand how Carrot Cake is so yummy, but carrots by themsleves are DISGUSTING!!

  14. Ily Chloe

  15. I like Carrots

  16. tom smokes it

  17. benfeild has a bowl cut

  18. is a loser!

  19. o hey i am a homosexual ansd i like tea and scones

  20. not really

  21. i am gay

  22. I love Clarky!

  23. Rapes dead sheep

  24. i love men!!!!!!

  25. is a flag pole

  26. glasses rnt ugly. gawd. u ppl r so insensitive occasionally.

  27. O..O

  28. i like sticking carrots up my butt

  29. all you guys including tea and scones guy can eat penis!

  30. not remeberberin is the best part

  31. heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  32. I have a big head

  33. Bahahaha Say it to my face mate ill smash ya head in. you might bag me and think i wont find out.

  34. Eww, I hate carrorts!! I’m just going eat all the other stuff it said that also improve your eyesight LOL

  35. Even if carrots do not improve your eyesight, what harm can they do? I might as well go grab my self a carrot ttyl

  36. I have big meat hangers. I also suck the fondle cock and balls. And i hate kids with big heads like my friend winston over here. Meousy mcdermett. Loling out loud. Jarryd sucks the fat one and i hate your stories.

  37. I LOVE LOZ WITH ALL MY HEART!

  38. I sucked Jacks fat one because I am a homo!

  39. my name is tom and i like to smoke my brothers cock, and i like to spiderman my ass hole. Dont forget to mention i use a sock to ejaculate in because i cant afford toilet paper.

  40. if i eat a carrot, chooooo choooooo next stop my ass. haahahahahahahahaha

  41. why dont black kids play in the sand pit,

    because they are affraid of getting buried by cats

  42. what do black people and jelly beans have in common

    nobody likes the black ones

  43. has a pindick!

  44. I started eating carrots again so , my eye sight could possible get better, so i am wondering if this is true, i read the article above and i was right .

  45. wanna bum

  46. This Is A Good Question. I Am Using This Question For My Eight Grade Science Fair Project.

  47. So you will see daylight at night if u eat alot of carrots?

  48. i wear a glass of power -6(both).can carrot help me to come up????
    help??
    moreover i used to eat 2 carrot a day!!
    am i overdosed…

  49. how many carrots can you eat a day?
    I wear glasses can carrots still help me?

  50. If you cut a carrot between the middle, and look at the circle, you can see a eye with a pupil.

  51. Carrots are good but idont know

  52. Yes people, carrots improve your eyesight…
    and, one of those comments were right, if you cut a carrot you can really see an eye… and I knew that carrots were good for eyes since i was 8, and, this was proven by Muslims, and I\’m a muslim too, and the only reason I\’m posting here because God sent us those carrots for eyevision, there are more fruits and vegetables that improve your life stats, like figs and pears…
    Allahimanet.

  53. Very nice, also read this http://healthmad.com/health/how-can-you-improve-your-eyesight/

  54. I love u

  55. Carrots are good for u

  56. have sex with me

  57. eeewwww

  58. I love u quagmire

  59. Although it is true there are a select few careers that require naturally good vision, it is not a big deal if your vision is not perfect if you are not interested in those careers. As far as glasses go, i have seen MANY women who look much sexier WITH glasses than without. For men, i have heard from women that wearing glasses can make men look older or smarter or wiser. Having said that, it is a shame that wearing glasses is associated with being a nerd or geek or whatever. Your self esteem matters more than what other people think of you.

  60. OMNOMNOMCARROTS :)

  61. Hey peoples! Ibelive that carrots do improve my eyesight so i\’m sticking wih it… this is garbage! (except fr the vitain A part… cuz thts true but the rest is garbag!!)

  62. this is a stupid gay website and glasses rnt ugly dumb ass

  63. Don’t like the taste of carrots? Cook them in butter and seasoning. Or add butter, brown sugar, and a little flour to thicken up the liquid.
    You can also add carrots to stews, or cook with other vegetables like broccoli and squash.

  64. Eating carrots can also help in improvement of the eyesight.But if you have no enough supply of carrot can you can do something a actual in improvement.Exercise daily,maintain balance diet and proper good sleep at least eight hours.If you have more precise information visit this website.You may want to try this mam/sir http://bit.ly/HowGetRidOfYourGlasses. i have prove this myself and the result was awesome. Very natural and you are assured that there’s no treat to your eyes..Thank you and hope this helps

  65. dat wuz dum wat u said /: jk

  66. Isn’t out of hand to say Glasses Are “Ugly” I mean, Why so bias?

  67. i don’t think any of this works so you suck go away to gay man

  68. I love carving carrrots into DILDOs and breaking them off in my butt

  69. me to

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