We've all heard the famous saying, Carrots are good for your eyes. Is there any truth to this? Absolutely says Dr. Laura Perrin of the New Jersey Society of Optometeric Physicians, They have a lot of vitamin A which helps protect the retina.
22 million Americans are affected by cataracts and macular degeneration — two of the leading causes of vision loss in our country. Several studies, including a major one by the National Eye Institute has shown a direct link between good nutrition and these conditions. What were looking for is anti-oxidants and anti-inflamatories, says Dr. Perrin.