How well do you know your eyes-the fastest muscle in your body?
Well, why not check the fun facts below and see for yourself what you do and don’t know about this marvelous body organ that allows us to appreciate our beautiful planet.
Our eyes consist of over 200 million functional parts.
Wow. The normal eye is only two-thirds as big as a ping pong ball. Now try squeezing in over 200 million functional components and you can just imagine how beautiful our eyes are.
Given the correct weather and light conditions, a person with a normal vision can see a candle’s light that is some 14 miles away.
We are speaking about a individual who has a 20/20 vision here. But, just think of that! The structure of our eyes is so amazing that it may detect even a speck of light from a far distance!
Our eyes can see not only 50 but 500 shades of gray.
We are pretty sure that before reading this, you were not aware that there are 500 shades of gray.
No one has a black eye color.
Regardless of what you think, your eyes can only be as dark as the darkest brown but it’s never black. In fact, brown is the most frequent eye color in the world.
Every year, you blink your eyes at least 4,200,000 times.
Of course, you haven’t thought of counting how many times you blink, but that figure is there to give you an idea of how much your eyes blink. Blinking helps the eyes to’breathe’ oxygen and also provides moisture. So, if you often stare at a computer screen, you’re most likely to stress your eyes out easily since your eyes don’t blink as often as it should.
Your eye doesn’t have any blood vessel.
Your cornea is the thin translucent membrane that serves as your eye’s window to the world. It’s the primary eye structure that focuses the light that enters your eyes. The reason for the cornea’s transparent arrangement is its absence of blood vessels. However, it includes many nerve fibers which make it very sensitive to pain.
Smokers have poor night vision.
Smoking is the single significant addiction that could bring so much trouble to your body. Each cigarette contains hundreds of chemicals that destroy different body organs, such as the eyes. Those who smoke a lot destroy so many optical cells, which makes it difficult for them to see well in the dark as a normal person would.
Having two eyeballs helps you perceive depth accurately.
The images that every eyeball generates in the mind allow for comparison and determining how far or close an object is from you. People who only have one eyeball, naturally, will have trouble determining an object’s distance and thickness accurately.
What can we do then to make sure we take good care of it? Health experts recommend decent nutrition to keep our eyes healthy. Eat foods rich in lutein, beta-carotene, Vitamins C and E, along with other essential minerals and vitamins! You may also consider taking in dietary supplements such as spirulina supplements to fill in any nourishment gap you might have. Also, remember to allow your eyes to rest. If your work involves staring at a computer screen, make certain that you take a break from the computer every 20 minutes. If you will need to be under the sun often, always wear sunglasses.
Take care of your eyes; they aren’t only the windows to your soul but also your windows to the world.