This myth dates back to World War II. A radar system developed by the British Royal Air Force that allowed them find German aircraft at night or in poor visibility.

They were able to keep the system under wraps by attributing it to the consumption of carrots by their airmen.

It's known that carrots contain beta carotene, or vitamin A, which is good for the body and does help the eyes somewhat.

Experts say simply ingesting vitamin A does not improve your eyesight in huge ways. Dr. Milan Ranka, is a pediatric ophthalmologist at New York University put it this way:

“Although eating a bunch of carrots won’t make you a fighter pilot with 20/20 vision, they are part of a balanced diet that will keep your eyes healthy.”