Did you know that your eyes are among the most complex parts of your body? Your eyes work 24/7; in fact, they function even as you sleep.
Today, Elite Vision Care, the top eye center in the area, shares a few things you might not know about your eyes:
1. Male and Female Eyes
Male and female brains perceive colors in different ways. According to research, men’s brains function a little bit differently due to the male hormone, testosterone.
2. Seeing Upside Down
Our eyes see images upside down, but the brain flips them so we perceive the world right-side-up.
3. Humans Did Technicolor First
The human eye is capable of seeing about 10 million colors and can discern small differences among them.
4. One Size Fits All
You can check your pediatric eye exam records—your eyes never really change size from the moment you were born.
5. A Unique ID
The iris, the colored part of the eye, has 256 unique features. Compare that to a fingerprint, which has just 40.
6. Visual Impairment Can Often Be Prevented
Around 40 million people worldwide are blind and 240 million have some form of visual impairment. What’s surprising is that almost 80% of these could have been prevented with proper eye care. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that individuals aged 18-60 should undergo a comprehensive eye exam annually. Getting routine check-ups allows for early detection and prompt treatment of sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
To learn more interesting facts about your eyes or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (281) 554-7080 or fill out our online booking form. We serve League City, TX, and nearby areas.