Eye Fun Facts!

By March 20, 2013Blog, Eye Facts

Did You Know…

Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.

The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.

The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the color gray.

The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

Your eyes blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

The Atlantic Giant Squid’s eye can be as large as 16 inches wide.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger that its brain.

20/20 vision means the eye can see normally at 20 feet. 20/15 is better; the eye can see at 20 feet what another eye sees at 15 feet.

Eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.

Eyes are composed of more than two million working parts

The eye muscles are the most active muscles in the whole body.

80% of what you learn is through your eyes.

It is impossible to sneeze without closing your eyes.

A worm has no eyes at all.

A chameleon’s eyes can look in different directions—at the same time!

Unlike humans, guinea pigs are born with fur and with their eyes open.

Each of our eyelashes has a life span of approximately five months.

An owl can see a mouse moving more than 150 feet away, with light no brighter than candlelight.

An ant has two eyes, each of which is made up of many smaller eyes. This type of eye is called a compound eye.

Fish do not have eyelids. They do not require tears either, since their eyes are bathed by water, no special lubricant-like tears are required.

From the Staff of Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center

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