How we see the world and what we see the world with are two very different and amazing things but at the same time, we can’t do one without the other!

Let’s have a look at some incredible facts about one of body’s most intriguing organs, the human eyeball.


Did you know that…..?

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. We dare you to try!

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically.

Our body has some natural protection for our eyes. Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our eyes and our eyebrows are made to keep sweat from dripping into our eyes.

The shark cornea has formerly been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.

The number one cause of blindness in adults is diabetes.

The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the color gray.

The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight rather than wear a pair of glasses.

Research has indicated that a tie that is tied too tight can increase the risk of glaucoma in men.

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

People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.

Men are able to read fine print better than women can.

All babies are colour blind when they are born.

Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye.

Around the pupil is a colored muscle called the "iris." Our eyes may be BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, GRAY OR BLACK, because that is the color of the iris.

The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand.

Our eyes have many parts. The black part on the front of our eye is called the "pupil." It is really a little hole that opens into the back part of our eyes.

A yearly visit to your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam can detect early onset of degenerative eye diseases. Regular yearly check-ups will also provide you with your most updated eyeglasses prescription.

Roughly 25 percent of the world's population requires eyeglasses in some form.

Modern eye glasses are usually made from plastics rather than glass to prevent cracking and damage to the eyes in the event of an accident. The plastics used are often resistant to cracking or breaking and sooner snap than shatter. Plastic also is lighter than glass.