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What is the vitamin in carrots that is supposed to help your eye sight?

What is the vitamin in carrots that is supposed to help your eye sight?

Beta Carotene: Vitamin a and more importantly, its derivatives, are found in abundance in the retina (the film layer of the eye). It is very important for the proper functioning of the eye. What is not very clear is whether eating a lot of foods rich in vitamin a makes any difference in the overall health of the eye, as long as you are not deficient in it. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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I've always heard that carrots were good for the eyes. Do you know of other things, or is it mainly vitamin a?

I've always heard that carrots were good for the eyes. Do you know of other things, or is it mainly vitamin a?

Many things: Vitamin a (found in carrots) is one of many chemicals needed and used by the eyes. Interestingly, most amereicans actually do get enough vitamins and minerals to maintain the health of their eyes, and supplements have not been shown to improve vision. Vitamins a, e, c, zinc, and possibly lutein have been shown to decrease the risk of macular degeneration in those at risk. ...Read more

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What are some foods or vitamins that can help my eye sight to be better?

What are some foods or vitamins that can help my eye sight to be better?

Food: Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, collards, and spinach. Red veggies, such as tomatoes orange veggies, such as carrots and sweet potatoes fish, such as salmon bananas blueberries oranges goji berries. ...Read more

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Could pro sight vitamins be causing my eye irritations since i start taking it i've had on going infections and watery eyes?

Could pro sight vitamins be causing my eye irritations since i start taking it i've had on going infections and watery eyes?

Unrelated : In winter it's less humid and our tears tend to dry out more quickly. Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. ...Read more

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What are benefits of eye vitamins?

What are benefits of eye vitamins?

Several: Most important is to eat a healthy balanced diet. Vitamin supplements have been shown to be helpful in certain patients with macula degeneration and some other retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa. Fish oil supplements can help in the treatment of dry eyes and blepharitis. ...Read more

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Why do you need vitamin a for eyes?

Why do you need vitamin a for eyes?

Corneal health: Most people with balanced diets do not need extra vitamins for the eye. Vitamin a helps with tear film and corneal health. ...Read more

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Which is the best vitamin for eye health?

Which is the best vitamin for eye health?

Anti-oxidant vitamin: I recommend an anti-oxidant vitamin with zinc and you want to take fish oil as well. ...Read more

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Putting vitamin E in the eyes. Is this safe?

Putting vitamin E in the eyes. Is this safe?

Doubt it: There are a number of nutraceutical preparations of vitamin E out there for use in the eye, but i would not use them. I seriously doubt they have been adequately tested for long term effects. You would likely be better off taking vitamin E pills (by mouth, not in your eye) to increase your overall antioxidant levels. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take to reduce black eyes?

What vitamins can I take to reduce black eyes?

None: Unfortunately vitamins will not change the appearance of the skin under your eyes. The most common cause of dark rings under the eyes are allergies. The appearance comes from the venous complex just under the skin in the lower orbit. ...Read more