Eyesight: What No One Is Talking About

Eyesight: What No One Is Talking About

Eye 101

It will be fun to compile 101 amazing facts about eyes because it is one of the most complex organs in the body. Let us dive into the fascinating facts of the eyes as follows.

  1. Eyes are believed to be developed 550 million years ago in animals.
  2. Our eyes act like a camera, capturing the image and sending the information to the brain to be interpreted.
  3. The eyes capture the image upside down and it is the brain that interprets the image right way up.
  4. In a second, it is possible for us to blink five times.
  5. When talking, the possibility of blinking is greater.
  6. The fastest muscles in the body are the eye muscles because of the blinking capacity.
  7. The time frame for a blink is supposed to be within 100 to 150 milliseconds.
  8. Without any rest, the eyes can function fully and unhindered.
  9. In some photo's red-eye is visible due to the camera flashes that bounces off the eye's capillaries.
  10. Compared to megapixels, human eyes will have 576 megapixels.
  11. In a year, humans on averages blink 4,200,000 times on average,
  12. Two eyes makes it easier to gauge the distance of an object..
  13. One organ that heals fast and quickly is the eye. It seems a minor corneal scratch repair only 48 hours to heal with proper care.
  14. Many people have brown as their eye color.
  15. Around 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, the first blue eyed person was found.
  16. Blue or green eyes are recessive genes which are capable of appearing in any subsequent generations.
  17. All the blue-eyed people in the world share a common ancestor.
  18. The number cause of blindness among adults is diabetes.
  19. Men who tie their tie tightly will develop an increased risk of glaucoma.
  20. Humans can see the light of a candle from 14 miles away with the right condition and lighting.
  21. If the eyes are of two different colors, then the person is said to suffer from a condition known as Heterochromia.
  22. The eyeball does not absorb contact lenses as contrary to the urban myth.
  23. After the fetus is conceived, eyes start to develop in two weeks.
  24. The size of the eyes remains the same from birth until we grow old.
  25. At birth all babies are color blinds.
  26. Males commonly develop color blindness.
  27. A newborn baby does not produce any tears until they are around six weeks old but they do cry out loud.
  28. Newborn babies can clearly see objects within the distance of 8 to 15 inches.
  29. We will produce less tears as we grow older.
  30. People who are blind can see their dreams as long as they are not born blind.
  31. Memories are based on visuals and it accounts for 80 percent.
  32. From birth to death, the only cells that survive are the eye cells.
  33. Five months is the average lifespan of eyelashes.
  34. If all the shed eyelashes are lined up, then it will measure an average of 98 feet long.
  35. Eyelashes function to keep dirt away from the eyes.
  36. There are harmless, unseen microscopic organisms living in the eyelashes.
  37. The function of the eyebrows is to prevent sweat from getting into the eyes.
  38. Glabella is the space between the eyebrows.
  39. It's difficult to sneeze with eyes open.
  40. The most common eye injury is due to mascara wand poke at the eyeball.
  41. To protect the eye from dangers, the eyelids close automatically.
  42. Vision and seeing requires half of the brain capacity.
  43. Reading on paper is 25% faster than reading on screen.
  44. Reading or staring at a screen results in less blinking of eyes and causes tiredness in eyes.
  45. UV damage is the cause for the common visible premature aging around the eyes.
  46. Reading in dim lights will cause the eyes to get tired easily.
  47. Dogs are red and green color blind.
  48. Ostrich has bigger eyes than its brain.
  49. In a human eye surgery, shark's cornea is used because of their similarities.
  50. The box jellyfish can have 24 eyes while the scorpions can have 12 eyes.
  51. Camel eyelashes are 10cm long to avoid the debris and sand in the desert.
  52. The camels also have 3 eyelids to protect their eyes from sand.
  53. Bees have five eyes.
  54. The chameleon has independent eyes that allow it to look at two different directions at a time.
  55. Even in dim lighting, Geckos are able to see 350 times better colors than humans.
  56. Dolphins have the habit of sleeping with an eye open.
  57. The animal with the largest eyes are the Colossal Squid and their eyes are said to be around 27cm across.
  58. Two sets of eyes, one to see and the other to detect heat and movement are the common characteristics of snakes.
  59. Predators will find it difficult to kill a dragonfly which is equipped with motion detection with 30,000 lenses in its eyes.
  60. At the same time, the four eyed fish can see both above and below water.
  61. A thin membrane covers the snake's eyes as they do not have eyelids.
  62. To give them access to a wide field of vision, goats have rectangular pupils.
  63. The only bird that can see blue color is the Owls.
  64. Hamsters are only able to blink an eye at a time.
  65. Guinea pigs are born with eyes opened.
  66. Worms have no eyes at all.
  67. A moving mouse can be detected more than 150 feet away by an owl.
  68. To detect predators, a scallop has an average of 100 eyes around its shell edge.
  69. An owl turns their head almost all the way around because they cannot move their eyeballs.
  70. A fear of eyes is known as ommetophobia.
  71. To perform their function, the muscles in the eye are 100 times stronger.
  72. After the brain, it is the eye which is the most complex organ.
  73. The human eyeball is exposed one sixth only.
  74. In one hour, our eyes have the capacity to process 36,000 information.
  75. Eyes are able to see 24 million different images on average.
  76. There are only three primary colors visible to the eye. The rest are the combination of these three colors.
  77. Human eyes are able to see 500 shades of gray.
  78. Cornea is a transparent lens shading the iris and pupil.
  79. The eyes have blind spots at the retina where the optic nerve passes through and the brains make use of the information from the other eye to fill the gap.
  80. A person's night vision gets reduced because of smoking.
  81. The eyes are placed in a hollowed eye socket for protection.
  82. Global vision impairment is curable.
  83. The eyes are made up of 2 million working parts.
  84. The weight of the eyeballs is around 28 grams.
  85. The most active muscle is the eye muscles.
  86. Due to the sensitivity of the optic nerve an entire eye transplant is impossible.
  87. One eye is always stronger than the other one.
  88. The round, flat and thicker toward the middle lens is behind the pupil.
  89. An iris has 256 unique characteristics compared to the 40 unique characteristics of the fingerprint. It is very useful to use retina scan for security.
  90. When working in front of a screen, follow the 20-20-20 rule. Always look at something twenty feet away from the screen every twenty minutes for twenty seconds.
  91. Astigmatism is a condition of common vision problems due to an error in the curvature of the cornea or lens and can be corrected by toric lenses.
  92. Your eyes will produce more eye tears for dry-eye to moisture it.
  93. To preserve good eyesight, you can eat oily fish, vitamin A and vitamin C.
  94. Scientists are not able to figure out why we are crying when we are sad because tear drops are meant to keep the eyes clean.
  95. Those with albinism will be extra sensitive to light and have red-eye due to their melanin production.
  96. The tears will drain into the nasal passage when we cry and that will lead to a runny nose.
  97. Cross-eyes individuals are attractive in the Mayan culture so the people try to make their children become cross-eyes.
  98. Pirates are able to improve their eyesight by wearing gold earrings.
  99. "No eyes gouging" is the only rule in the ancient Rome wrestling matches.
  100. Our eyes can detect approximately 10 million of different combination of colors.
  101. We have another physical eye and it is known as the "Third Eye" which is actually the Pineal Gland or is also know as the Spiritual Third Eye or known as our Inner Vision and it is also been considered as the Seat of the Soul. Our third eye is located in the geometric center of the cranium.

Home Remedy

There are a few remedies to make eyesight healthy. The following procedures involve using different oils and must be done for about 4 to 5 months for better results. You can either use pure Castor oil or pure almond oil or a mixture of Brahmi oil, Castor oil and aloe vera pulp.

Take 2 teaspoons of pure Castor oil or scented Castor oil and massage the scalp and the soles of both feet before going to bed for about 4 to 5 months.

Take 2 teaspoons of pure almond oil and massage the scalp and soles of both feet before retiring to bed for some positive results.

Use Brahmi oil to massage the scalp and Castor oil to massage the feet soles and apply Aloe Vera pulp to the soles and bandage them before going to bed.

Eyesight is very important and the number of children wearing spectacles is an indication that lifestyle is a major contributor especially the screens of television, computer, handphones, tablets, and etc. Always try to avoid and protect the health of eyesight. The remedies can even be practiced so the eyes are healthy, powerful and strong.

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