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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can bad eye sight be improved by eating carrots?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No, but eat them: Antioxidants in the diet are very good for your overall eye health (carrots, leafy greens, blueberries, overall high intake of fruits and veggies). These primarily impact the health of the retina over your lifetime, and may have an effect on the development of cataracts, though this is a weaker association. These good things, though, won't change or decrease your need for glasses or contacts.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What could I do I have a bad eye sight, to reverse it?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: If you bad eye sight is correctable to 20/20 with glasses then laser vision correction may be an option. If it is not correctable, you should get a diagnosis for the underlying problem whether it be in the cornea, lens, or retina - then you can treat appropriately.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes bad eye sight?

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Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Asymmetrical eyeball: To see well, in the absence of disease or abnormality of the eye and its components, your eyeball needs to be round and your cornea needs to be smooth. If your eyeball is taller or shorter than it is long or if your cornea is not smooth, your vision will be affected and you will need corrective lenses.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is having bad eye sight hereditary?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
How can I help?: By bad eyesight, do you mean that you see well only with glasses or contacts, or that you do not see well despite glasses or contacts? Each is treated very differently. I suggest you see an eye doctor, who will perform a full dilated examination as well as check your best potential vision. You can then discuss ways to improve your vision to its best potential.

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