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Have you ever thought about how fascinating your eyes are? They may seem like simple parts of our anatomy but they’re extremely complex. Our eyes have seven main parts that transmit information to the brain, detect light, and focus on objects. If any one part misfires, it can affect your vision. Here are some interesting and fun facts about eyes that you may not know:
- The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second
- You blink about 12 times every minute.
- The ability to see is such an amazing feat that it requires about half of our brainpower for it to happen.
- Out of all the muscles in your body, the muscles that control your eyes are the most active.
- Each of your eyes has a small blind spot in the back of the retina where the optic nerve attaches. You don’t notice the hole in your vision because your eyes work together to fill in each other’s blind spot.
- Our eyes are very complicated and amazing. They seem pretty simple, but there’s really a lot to know about how they function.
- Newborns don’t produce tears. They make crying sounds, but the tears don’t start flowing until they are about 4-13 weeks old.
- While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.
- Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours for the eye to repair a corneal scratch.
- 80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.