The eyes are some of the most complex and interesting organs in the human body. They work closely with your brain to provide your sense of sight. Read on as NOVA Vision Center, your leading provider of quality contact lenses and other eye care services, shares fascinating facts about your eyes.
Your Eyes Can Naturally See in the Dark
A common misconception you may have heard is that reading in the dark is bad for your eyes. On the contrary, your retina contains light-sensitive cells that help you see in various light conditions, including dimly lit places.
The “Red Eye” Effect in Photos Is Because of Your Retina
Did you know that the red eye effect in photographs is actually caused by your retina? Your eye doctor explains that when light rays flash from a camera, they bounce off your retina, giving you glowing, red eyes in photos.
Having Different-Colored Eyes Is Possible
Lack of melanin may cause one of your eyes to be a different color than the other. This condition is known as heterochromia iridis. It’s often detected at birth and affects around six out of 1000 newborns.
You Blink About 12 Times Per Minute
Your optometrist explains that your eyes need to blink at regular intervals to stay moisturized. Fortunately, among all the muscles in your body, the ones regulating your eye movements are some of the most active. As a result, your blinking average rate is every two to ten seconds.
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