Interesting Fact About Human Eye

Interesting Fact About Human EyeIt’s important to stay up to date on eye health information, especially because some eye conditions like Glaucoma have no symptoms.  As an adult, you might ask yourself, “Why get an eye exam?” Getting an annual eye exam can easily be forgotten, especially with work, family and other obligations.  Make sure you set a reminder in your smartphone or pencil it in to your calendar to get a regular eye exam every year. Eyes are an amazing and extremely interesting part of the body. Through their intricate design and composition, we are fortunate to have the precious gift of sight. I bet most of you have not stopped to think about the complexity of our eyes and the numerous elements that are involved in the process of seeing. Here are some interesting eye facts that you may not have known about your eyes.
  • Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
  • We all have microscopic creatures lurking in our eyelashes.
  • The average person blinks 12 times per minute – about 10,000 blinks on an average day.
  • Color blindness is more common in males, about 1 in 10 have some form. In the most common type of color blindness, individuals have trouble telling the difference between red and green.
  • Only 1/6 of your eye is exposed to the outside world.  It is 2.5 cm in length and weighs about 7 grams.
  • The muscles that move the eye are the strongest relative to their size in the body.
  • Your eyes begin to develop 2 weeks after conception.
  • Your eyelashes act like windshields to catch dust and debris before they reach your eyeball.
  • At birth your eyes are about 70% of their adult size, but your ears and nose never stop growing.
  • The entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet.
  • The older we are the less tears we produce.
  • When you blink, you shut your eyes for 0.3 seconds. That’s a total of 30 minutes each day!

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