Fun Eye Facts

                                                                                                                       EYE FACTS:


Did you know…………..

That the average eye blinks over 20,000 times a day, and the average blink lasts about 1/10th of a second.

The reason your nose runs when you are crying is because the tears from your eyes drain into your nose.

Did you know that Dolphins sleep with one eye open?

The eye muscles are the most active muscles in the whole body.

For those of us who have the privilege of seeing, 80% of what we learn is through their eyes.

The #1 cause of blindness in Caucasian adults in the USA is Macular Degeneration, while the two leading causes of blindness in African Americans are Glaucoma & Cataracts.

Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our eyes.

We all have microscopic creatures lurking in our eyelashes…

At birth, your eyes are about 70% of their adult size, but your ears and nose never stop growing….

The older we get, the less tears our eyes produce.

The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times powerful than they need to be.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will help prevent you from crying.

The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45% when a person looks at something pleasing.

If given enough time to adjust, the human eye can see almost as well as an owl’s.