Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thank You Thursday

Dear Carrots,

Thank you so much for literally improving my husband's eye sight. He's been wearing glasses since he was in high school. Sometime in 2007 or 2008 (hard to remember exactly when) I started making him a sack lunch to take to work, a lunch which included fresh carrots. I don't mean to take the credit here because he ate those carrots faithfully.

Over the past several years he's used his glasses less and less and hasn't really bothered to go to the eye doctor until just yesterday. And only then because he's about to start a new job and wanted to know if he needed to get eye insurance. He came home and reported that his vision has improved and he no longer needs glasses.

How does a 39 year old man suddenly have better vision? It's too big of a coincidence that this improvement happened after regular consumption of carrots. The doctor did tell him that because of his age he would likely need reading glasses in the next 5 years to so. I say, let's keep eating carrots and see if that's true or not.

Let food be thy medicine.


  1. that is awesome! I have worn glasses since I was about 8 or so. I wear contacts all the time but now I have to wear reading glasses too.


  2. I think it IS the carrots! My son had amblyopia as a child. Not the typical lazy eye that you could see by looking at him, but that he used one eye more than the other. After eye specialists, patching the strong eye for several hours a day, eye to hand exercises, he still had glasses as a child and hated them. He started eating carrots like they were going out of style, and he hasn't worn glasses for years! He still loves carrots, and eats them daily. He's almost 27!