I am sure we have all heard at one time or another that eating more carrots can lead to improved vision or possibly even help you to see better at night time in the dark. Unfortunately, these are both myths when it comes to improving your vision.
While carrots contain a high amount of Vitamin A in them, an essential vitamin for sight, they are not the only place you can get Vitamin A from. This is not to say that carrots are not a great source of vitamin A for your eyes but regularly eating a balanced diet will allow you to get all the Vitamin A you require for good vision as well.
Vitamin A helps our eyes convert light to brain signals that allow one to perceive images. It also aids in the production of healthy white blood cells and works to prevent infection. Some foods that are a good source of Vitamin A include liver, eggs, green leafy vegetables, orange vegetables and fruits. By incorporating these foods into your diet you will ensure you are getting your daily requirement of Vitamin A to maintain your great vision!
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This article is provided as an information resource and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified ophthalmologist. In all cases, contact your ophthalmologist for advice on any matter referenced in this document before making any decisions.