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The human eye is a very interesting organ of the body. We cannot overemphasize the importance of our eyes. There are several discoveries researchers have made about the eyes. Here are 14  interesting facts.

  1. The most common eye colour worldwide is brown. The amount of melanin in our iris determines our eye colour.
  2. The human eye is the fastest muscle in the body. Therefore, when something happens quickly, we say ‘in the blink of an eye!’
  3. We see with our brains and not our eyes. Our eyes work like a camera, capturing light and sending data back to the brain.
  4. Our eyes have small blind spots where the optic nerve passes through the retina, and our brains use the information from the other eye to fill this gap.
  5. The human eyes become tired whenever you read or stare at a computer; this is because you blink less often when working with the computer screen.
  6. Although our nose and ears keep growing throughout our lives, our eyes stop growing after the age of 13.
  7. You blink more when speaking.
  8. All babies are colour blind at birth.
  9. The human eye can identify 500 shades of grey.
  10. Humans blink their eyes an average of 4,200,000 times every year.
  11. The cornea is the only tissue in the human body that doesn’t contain any blood vessels.
  12. Our eyelashes have an average lifespan of five months.
  13. When newborn babies cry, they do not produce any tears until they are around six weeks old.
  14. Your eyes comprise over 200 million working parts.

Your eyes are amazing and should be treated with care. You can reach out to us for more information about your eye health. We will be glad to assist you.