Parents have been firing carrots into their kids’ mouths for 70-plus years on the concept that “they give you better vision!” Truth is, while carrots are super-healthy, they won’t do a thing to bring you back to 20/20. It’s a myth, invented in WWII England to confuse the Nazis.
A team of surgeons in Oxford have used a pioneering new form of gene therapy to stop six of their patients going blind–and it’s hoped the technique could be used to treat blindness more generally.
Ditch those bifocals. You might soon be wearing spectacles whose lenses allow you to see clearly regardless of how long or short sighted you are.