VITAMIN A FOR NIGHT VISION: (This week’s tip comes from my friend Frances. I’m thinking a serving of carrots every day will help me get one of my five daily vegetables out of the way and if it helps my night vision, that’ll be a much welcomed bonus, especially this time of year when “night” lasts so long.) Some of us old folks are developing issues with our night vision. The photochemical reactions in the retina require a baseline level of certain vitamins. A multi-vitamin will probably do the trick, but if you already take one and still seem to have night vision issues, try adding some Vitamin A, at least 3,333 IU per day for adults (RDA).