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Your Eyes are Amazing! in Annapolis & Kent Island

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Your eyes are amazing! Here are some fascinating facts about them, and some fun puzzles below!

  1. Your eyes focus on 50 different objects every second.
  2. The only organ more complex than the eye is the brain.
  3. Your eyes can distinguish approximately 10 million different colors.
  4. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  5. Ommatophobia is a fear of the eyes.
  6. 80 percent of all learning comes through the eyes.
  7. Your eyes can detect a candle flame 1.7 miles away.
  8. Your iris (the colored part of your eye) has 256 unique characteristics; your fingerprint has just 40.
  9. Heterochromia is the medical term for having two different colored eyes.
  10. Only 1/6 of your eyeball is visible.
  11. Your eyes are comprised of rods and cones. Rods allow you to see shapes, while cones are responsible for detecting and deciphering colors.
  12. The average person blinks 12 times a minute (bet you just blinked!).
  13. The shark cornea is nearly identical to the human cornea, and has even been used in human eye surgery!
  14. Your eye is the fastest contracting muscle in the body, contracting in less than 1/100th of a second.
  15. The optic nerve contains more than one million nerve cells.


When it comes to the care of your eyes, it’s no mystery to us. We’ve seen it all (pardon the pun).

If you haven’t had your eyes checked in over a year, give us a call.  We’ll take good care of you…and your eyes! Click here to contact us today!

Written by Island Eyecare

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