Eye Myths and Facts

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Eye fact and myths should properly distinguish, to know the procedure for good eye care is the first step for protecting the eyesight.

Eye Myth & Facts

There are various myths regarding eye, come on let us prove it wrong with facts.

  • Myth: Failure to use proper glasses will further increase the power of the eyes.
    • Fact: Corrective glasses or contacts are requiring improving eye vision, still using the eyes with or without glasses do not hurt them further.
  • Myth: Reading in dim light can hurt eyes.
    • Fact: Reading in dim light can cause eyestrain, but it will not hurt the eyes.
  • Myth: Eating carrots will improve eye vision.
    • Fact: It is a truth that carrots are high in Vitamin A an essential vitamin for eyesight, but only a small quantity is enough for good eye vision.
  • Myth: Nothing can do to prevent vision loss.
    • Fact: Regular eye exams and proper treatment if necessary can stop vision loss.
  • Myth: Eye exam is needed only when have any eye problems.
    • Fact: Everyone should do a regular eye exam, whether or not have any signs of problems.
  • Myth: Never watch TV at a close distance.
    • Fact: There is no scientific evidence that says watching TV at a close distance is bad for the eyes.
  • Myth: There is no need to exam eyes until 40s and 50s years old.
    • Fact: Eye disease can happen at any age, thus need a periodic eye exam.

Some interesting eye facts

  • Eyes are the most complex organs next to brain.
  • Eyes are made of more than two million working parts.
  • Tears are mean to protect the eye. It contains natural antibiotics; it prevents the eye from dry out and contain certain fats that limit the evaporation of tears.
  • Eyes external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for that particular job. They are 100 times more powerful than requirement.
  • Eyes begin to develop two weeks after conception.
  • Eyelashes work like windshields to take away the dust, other impurities, and tears that form to protect the eyes from drying out.
  • Eyes are always the same size from birth to death without growth.
  • Older we are the less the tears we produce.
  • Can use the eyes as much as one can - they do not wear out.
  • Blinking helps to wash eyeballs with tears and keeps them clean and moist. Furthermore, if something is about to hit the eye, eyelid blinks without our knowledge.
  • Number one cause of blindness in adults is diabetes.
  • Human eyeball weighs approximately 28 grams.
  • The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.
  • Research has indicated that a tight necktie increase the risk of glaucoma.
  • All babies are color blind when they are born.
  • Iris is a colored muscle. Thus, few individuals have BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, GRAY OR BLACK, colored eye that is the color of the iris.
  • A normal person blinks about 12 times a minute. That is a 10,080 blinks in 14 waking hours. In addition, an approximately 10,000,000 eye blinks a year!
  • During eye blink, eye shuts for 0.3 seconds, that shut off time total will be 30 minutes each day!
  • An eagle can be able to see a rabbit about 1 mile or 1760 yards away. A normal person required to be about 550 yards away to see the same rabbit.
  • The human eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Only 1/6th is exposing to the front portion.
  • Retina is about the size of a postage stamp with 130 million light sensitive cells.
  • Smoking increases the risk of some eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
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