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Are Carrots Good For Your Eyes?

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Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor for Vitamin A. Vitamin A in turn prevents night blindness and helps maintain a healthy, clear cornea. Sweet potatoes, pumpkins, mangoes and apricots – other bright orange fruits and vegetables – are also rich sources of beta-carotene.

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Eye Evolution

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It is widely accepted based on shared anatomical and genetic features that all animal eyes have the same origin, a proto-eye that evolved approximately 540 million years ago. That being said, the majority of advancements are thought to have occurred in the past few million years, in a burst of evolution known as the Cambrian explosion. Once the first predators developed true imaging capabilities, this set off an “arms race” as predators and prey competed to evolve equal and better capabilities in order to survive. As a result, many types and subtypes of eyes developed in parallel.

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Will Certain Behaviours Affect Your Vision?

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The notion that the way we behave affects our vision has long been accepted as common knowledge – sitting too close to the television or reading in the dark is bad for your eyes, while eye exercises can improve vision.

It’s time to debunk these myths. Watching television up close will not damage your eyes, though if your children insist on doing so it may be a sign that they are myopic, or nearsighted.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Eyes In The World

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1. Bette DavisĀ - Kim Carnes’ 1981 recording of Bette Davis Eyes may have eternalized the star’s assets in modern times, but Davis’ eyes have been drawing attention since the early days of her film career, when filming was done close-up to emphasize her distinctive eyes.

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Choosing Eye Makeup

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With the right colours, eye makeup can accentuate your eyes and complement your natural colouring. While there are no hard and set rules, it is helpful to stick to a few loose guidelines when choosing shades.

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