While most of us go through our day not even thinking about our eyesight or even our eyes, there are many facts about our eyes that may prove interesting.
It is probably even safe to say that some of us may not even blink about the fact that we have healthy eyesight or that this could change at any given moment. For most of us, eyesight deterioration is something that we think of as affecting older folk.
For example, did you know that eyesight deterioration is something that is preventable? There are many ways to downplay vision issues. Of course, these are also related to overall health and wellbeing of your body. However, if you take care of your body by eating right, exercising, and resting, you will also lower your chances of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
What do these have to do with healthy vision? Well, if you have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, you are more likely to have healthier vision as well, according to recent studies.
So, how about those fun facts all about eyes:
- The average individual blinks about once every ten seconds.
- The typical blink lasts about 1/10th of a second.
- Blinking is a necessary function of the human body to clear and keep debris away as well as to keep eyes moist and lubricated.
- A new baby does not produce tears until approximately one month old.
- Many individuals are born with two different colored eyes, known as heterochromia. Some poeple have one eye a completely different color or it can show up as an iris with a slightly different color as compared to the rest of the eye.
- Lighter colored eyes can show up at any time in later generations – this is a good thing to know if both parents have darker colored eyes as it will answer any questions jokingly put forth.
- For individuals with lighter colored eyes, the ability for eyes to adapt to clothing or lighting does exist. For example, if you are green eyed, there is a chance that your eyes will appear bluer if you are wearing a blue shirt.
- The quickest and most used muscle in the body is in the eyes.
- About half of the brain is necessary for seeing.
- Many individuals cannot help but sneeze when they are exposed to light in their eyes.
- It is just about impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
These are just some of the fun facts about your eyes that you may or may not have known.