15 Amazing Eye Facts!

  1. The average blink lasts 1/10th of a second.
  2. Newborns don’t produce tears until they are about 4-13 weeks old.
  3. 80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or curable.
  4. The world’s most common eye color is brown.
  5. Our eyes work together in determining our perception of depth- comparing two images allows us to determine how far away something is.
  6. The human eye can see about 500 shades of grey.
  7. The cornea is the only tissue in the human body that does not contain blood vessels.
  8. Smoking reduces your night vision.
  9. One of the most common eye injuries is poking the eyeball with a mascara wand.
  10. Eyes are the second most complex organ- the first is the brain.
  11. As we get older, we produce less tears.
  12. The space between your eyeballs is called the glabella.
  13. An astigmatism curves the eye and shapes it like a football whereas an eye without an astigmatism is shaped like a baseball.
  14. Research has found that a necktie tied too tightly can increase the risk of glaucoma in men.
  15. In an average lifetime, the eye will see 24 million different images.

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