All about eyes – that’s what this blog is dedicated to, and for good reason. It goes without saying they deserve the absolute best care possible, something which is becoming easier with valuable information and procedures becoming accessible to people all over the globe.
Advancements in technology now make it possible to improve eyesight in a simple procedure – all you need to do is look at a picture of Richard Branson and others throwing away their glasses to see how popular it is these days. Something like Lasik Eye Surgery can enhance vision significantly thanks to proper screening and treatment options using laser vision correction – and the complications, if any, are minimal. The fact is it’s easier than ever to ensure you get the best treatment possible if you have eyesight problems – and ridding yourself of reading glasses for good is a very real possibility. With that in mind, here are some interesting bytes about the eyes…
- The blink of an eye is really one of the fastest things on earth. One of the longest times anyone has ever gone without blinking is just over 17 minutes – that was for a world record. Blinking is how the eye maintains hydration and ensures optimal optical function. Men and women are said to blink different amounts during the day, with men blinking more. The average blink lasts between 15 and 120 milliseconds.
- The eye is one of the most complex parts of the body and is made up of more than two million working parts. In relation to its size, it also boasts the strongest muscles in the human body. Though they require replenishment through moisture, your eye is the only part of your body that never needs rest – the external muscles do though.
- Predicting what colour eyes a baby will have depends on family heritage and is almost impossible, as genetic factors are made up of many variables. Culture, pigment and more all play a part. Brown eyes are traditionally more dominant but this could very well change in the future.
- We are visual beings, collecting most of our information through eyesight alone – it’s believed that most humans use sight to collect about 80 percent of their knowledge. Our eyes can distinguish between 10 million colours and process information at a startling rate – the part of the brain the processes all the visual information we take in doesn’t even work as fast as we see.