Can carrots improve your vision?

You’ve probably heard it before…eat your carrots or you’ll get bad eyesight!

But does eating carrots really affect your vision? Is it a fact or a myth?


The vegetable’s vitamins support overall eye health.

Beta-carotene, an antioxidant found in carrots, is a compound that the body transforms into vitamin A, a crucial ingredient for eye health.

Insufficient vitamin A can result in blindness. Vitamin A can help protect against macular degeneration and cataract development, the leading causes of blindness.


Vitamin A will help keep your vision healthy; it won’t improve your vision.

There’s one more catch to vitamin A’s powers. Because vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, one needs to eat it with fat in order to fully absorb it and its benefits.

So make sure you eat a nice piece of carrot cake today on World Carrot Day and keep your eyes healthy!