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Children are amazing at absorbing facts. So, for Children’s Day, we compiled some fun eye facts to help start conversations about the importance and care of the eyes. Here are 20 fun eye facts.

  1. The eyes have the fastest muscles in the body. Therefore, there is a saying, “It happened in the blink of an eye.”
  2. The most common eye colour in the world is brown
  3. Some people are born with two differently coloured eyes (heterochromia).
  4. Your eyes can distinguish approximately 10 million unique colours.
  5. Retina scans are becoming popular because the iris has 256 unique characteristics. This is way more than the fingerprint that has only 40 characteristics.
  6. All babies are born colour blind
  7. One in every 12 men is colour blind.
  8. Only 1/6 of your eyeball is visible
  9. The cells in your eyes are shaped like rods, or like cones.
  10. Rod-shaped cells help you see shapes and cone-shaped cells help you see colours.
  11. You blink about 12 times every minute.
  12. Newborn babies cry without tears until they are about 4-13 weeks old.
  13. Your eyes focus on up to 50 different objects every second.
  14. Ommatophobia is a fear of the eyes.
  15. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  16. The only organ more complex than the eyes is the brain.
  17. There’s a hole at the centre of the coloured part of your eye and its called the pupil
  18. People who are blind can see their dreams if they weren’t born blind
  19. The colossal squid has the largest eyes on the planet, measuring 10.6 inches across.
  20. The cornea of a shark is nearly identical to that of a human being!

Share this interesting information with the children around you today. We wish all our young ones a Happy Children’s Day celebration.