Our eyes are incredible organs that help us experience and appreciate the world and the people around us. At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we want to help you experience the best eye health possible. Here are some interesting facts about our eyes that will help you gain a whole new appreciation for them.
- Brown is the most common eye color in the world. Researchers estimate that about 55% of the Earth’s population
- The eye works like a camera in that the eye focuses light onto a photosensitive surface—the retina.
- Eyes are old! Research suggests that eyes started to evolve about 500 million years ago.
- Mismatched eye colors happen occasionally. In some cases, different colored eyes may be due to a lack of pigment, or extra pigment in the eye. This condition is usually called heterochromia but can also be the result of injury or disease.
- Dilating pupils usually mean one of two things: you’re either attracted to the person your talking to or you’re scared. The pupils can often expand up to 45%!
- Pregnancy can impact a woman’s eyesight. While a woman’s body undergoes significant physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy, her eyes may be affected as well. For instance, blurred or dry vision may develop. But these conditions don’t typically last for long and will diminish once the baby is born.
- You can’t sneeze with your eyes open. Try it—its impossible! The way a sneeze works will always prompt a blink.
- The sun can cause eye damage. Cataracts, pterygia, and other eye conditions have been connected to UV ray exposure. To protect your eyes, keep a pair of sunglasses on hand—in the summer AND the winwinter.
- Your iris is unique. The human fingerprint contains 40 unique features and characteristics, but the iris has a whopping 256! This is why companies are looking more into using retinal scans as passwords for security or privacy purposes.
Arrange your eye exam today
To maintain great eye health, don’t forget to schedule your eye exam. Call Aker Kasten Eye Center today by calling us at (561) 338-7722.