Can munching carrots really sharpen your vision?Did your parents tell you that eating carrots would save you from wearing glasses? Or that sitting too close to the TV is bad for your eyes? Did Mother really know best when it comes to your peepers? Here, we reveal the truth behind these six eye-health myths.
Eating carrots will improve your vision.
False! But don't skip the rabbit food. Although no studies to date show that your eyesight will get sharper just by eating more carrots, the root veggies do contain vitamin A, a nutrient your eyes need to function properly. Be sure to eat a varied diet with lots of different fruits, vegetables, and nuts for vitamins C and E, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and zinc. All these nutrients can help ward off age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Is blurry vision a normal part of aging or a sign of something more serious?
Working on a computer is bad for your eyes.
False! Computer eyestrain has less to do with computers and more to do with the way you work on them. Most of