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10 eye facts you may not have known….

You’ve had those peepers since you were born, so you may think you know them pretty well, but here are 10 eye facts you may not know.

  1. The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second.
  2. While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.
  3. Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours for the eye to repair a corneal scratch.
  4. Doctors have yet to find a way to transplant an eyeball. The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is too sensitive to reconstruct successfully.
  5. The cells in your eye come in different shapes. Rod-shaped cells allow you to see shapes, and cone-shaped cells allow you to see colour.
  6. You blink about 12 times every minute.
  7. Some people are born with two differently coloured eyes. This condition is heterochromia.
  8. Even if no one in the past few generations of your family had blue or green eyes, these recessive traits can still appear in later generations.
  9. Out of all the muscles in your body, the ocular muscles are the most active.
  10. 80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.

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