SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOUR EYES

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOUR EYES

We depend on our eyes so much but how much do you truly know about your eyeballs? Here are some interesting facts about all things related to your eyes.

  • Although newborns cry, their tear ducts don’t start working until they are 4-13 weeks old. So much for being a cry baby.
  • According to the Huffington Post, the average person blinks between 15 to 20 times a minute. That’s up to 1,200 times per hour and a whopping 28,800 times in a day.
  • Although issues with vision are scary, most issues are curable or completely avoidable.
  • Heterochromia iridum is not an exotic name but a difference in the coloration of the iris and sometimes of the hair or skin.
  • It is said that looking into someone’s eyes are the windows to the soul. Where that expression originates from, no one really knows.
  • According to multiple sources (including Wikipedia), the first pair of eye glasses were crafted in Italy at about 1286.
  • The inventor of bifocals was none other than Benjamin Franklin, who suffered from both myopia (nearsightedness) and presbyopia.
  • People who wear non-prescription eye frames are called hipsters.
  • According to CBS, more than 6 in 10 people wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • A real blink of an eye takes 300 to 400 milliseconds. Since there are 1000 milliseconds in each second, a blink of an eye takes around 1/3 of a second.


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