Does Eating carrots help your vision?

Unless you’re deficient in vitamin  A. eating carrots likely won’t make a difference in how well you see, says says Dr. Benjamin H. Ticho, associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary.  “For the vast majority of people who eat a good diet, eating carrots or other vitamin-A-containing vegetable isn’t going to make their photoreceptors(cells in the retina) work any better.”
 
However, a healthy diet containing carrots is shown to reduce the progression of macular degeneration the leading cause of blindness in the above-60 age group, says Dr. Sandy T. Feldman, an eye surgeon who is the medical director at ClearView Eye & Laser Medical Center in San Diego. “In addition to beta carotene carrots contain lutein and zeaxanthin, important antioxidants for eye health,” says Feldman.
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