Eye Facts Some amazing facts about your eyes! The Human Eye
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Your eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain. Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts The average person blinks 12 times per minute - about 10,000 blinks in an average day Your eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour. Only 1/6th of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world The external muscles that move the eyes are one of the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need to be. Colour blind people do see color but confuse certain colors in certain conditions. Red and Green are the most commonly confused colours among colour blind people. Colour blindness is 10 times more common in males than females The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest. Your eyelids and the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves never need rest. Your eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months. The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams. The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen than from paper. Men are able to read fine print better than women can. The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second. Your Eyes contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge. About half of our brain is involved in the seeing process. Humans are very much visual animals. Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles. Your Eyes As You Grow

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Your eyes begin to develop 2 weeks after conception Your eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing

Fact: According to the AAO.y y y y y The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2. when using a computer for long periods of time. which may lead to a feeling of eyestrain or fatigue. UV exposure has been linked to eye disorders such as macular degeneration. Computer use can damage the eyes. Looking Straight at the Sun Will Damage Your Sight Fact: Looking at the sun may not only cause headache and distort your vision temporarily. the eyes blink less than normal (like they do when reading or performing other close work). However. computer use won't harm the eyes. it can also be found in milk. The older we are the less tears we produce. but vitamin A isn't limited to rabbit food. So encourage your kids to take frequent breaks from Internet surfing or video games. This makes the eyes dry. you may get a headache from reading in the dark. and corneal dystrophies.5 cm) in diameter. and liver. a nutrient essential for good vision. Sitting Too Close to the TV Will Damage Your Vision Fiction: Sitting closer than necessary to the television may give you headache. Eating carrots will provide you with the small amount of vitamin A needed for good vision. All babies are colour blind when they are born. egg yolk. Your eyes will never wear out MYTHS about the eye Eating Carrots Will Improve Your Sight Fact: Carrots are high in vitamin A. Reading in the Dark Will damage Your Eyesight Fiction: As with sitting too close to the television. Any exposure to sunlight adds to the cumulative effects of ultraviolet radiation on your eyes. . but it won t damage your sight. but it will not damage your vision. but it can also cause permanent eye damage. solar retinitis. Babies don t produce tears in their eyes until they are one to three months old. cheese.

Have a time to relax your eye. 9. 3. 13. Don t spend too much time on computers. 6. If any particles get into the eye. 4. 16. Eat more fruits and vegetables. do not rub the eye with your hand. 11. Have safety precaution with your eyes ( watch out for pointed and sharp objects or wearing goggles when working with chemicals) 14. Rub your palms together for about 30 seconds. Close the eye for a while and let your natural tear wash the particles out or flush it with clean water. Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. without moving your head. Wash your face before sleeping. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight 2. 7. Use protective sunglasses when you re exposed outside. Relax your eyes by sleeping early. handkerchief or cosmetics. Do not use other people's towel. Rest your eyes for a while if they feel tired. Wipe it with clean towel or tissue from inner to outer canthus. 12. . Get an eye check-up if you experience blurred vision and prolong eye strain. 5. 10. Drink more water. Make it a habit to clean your eyes daily. 8. Don t read on dim light. 15. cup them over your closed eyes and let your vision relax in the total darkness for a few minutes. followed by the same number of repetitions anti-clockwise. Rotate both of your eyeballs clockwise for 25 times. When they feel warm.CARE OF THE EYE (TIPS) 1.