Your eyes are the most complex organ in your body, second only to the brain. With such an intricate architecture, it’s no wonder they’re so significant. There is a lot to discover about the human eye. Here are 6 eye facts that we hope will spark an interest in your ocular health and safety.
- Vision takes up about half of your brain’s nerve fibers and has more dedicated neurons than all of the other senses combined.
- About 35 million people around the world suffer from blindness and over 200 million have some other type of visual deficiency.
- 20/20 vision doesn’t mean you have hawk like vision. In fact, it could get better. The best eyesight ever recorded was around 20/6, meaning what he could read on a chart that is 20 feet away the average person could only read from six feet away.
- from 20 feet away as well as someone else can see from 6 feet away.
- Sunglasses are more important than you might think. Surfaces like sand, water, snow, and ice can reflect harmful UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun to your eyes. Don’t be deceived by cold climates and cloudy days; UV rays can still harm your eyes when it is not bright outside.
- Chemical burns represent 7-10% of all eye related injuries, so make sure to wear safety goggles while working with toxic materials or in hazardous places.
- One of the most common cosmetic injuries is poking the eyeball with a mascara wand. It’s also worth noting that makeup is a wonderful habitat for bacteria to grow in. It is recommended to replace your eye makeup about every 4- 5 months.