Q: Can I stop wearing my glasses if I eat enough carrots?
A: No. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which our bodies convert into vitamin A. An adequate source of vitamin A is necessary for proper vision. A deficiency in beta-carotene and vitamin A is often referred to as night blindness. This is because the symptoms are first notices in low-light conditions, but eventually, it leads to total blindness.
Q: What about consuming extra beta-carotene?
A: Taking excessive amounts of beta-carotene is unlikely to improve your vision. However, it can have a temporary effect of turning your sclera (white part of your eye) and skin yellow.
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