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10 Interesting Facts About Eyes!

  1. Eyes start developing just two weeks after conception and continue to develop throughout pregnancy.
  2. The muscles that control the movement of the eyes are the most active in the human body, moving about 100,000 times a day.
  3. The average person blinks about 15 times per minute, which adds up to over 20,000 blinks per day.
  4. Our eyes can distinguish about 10 million different colors.
  5. The human eye is about 1 inch in diameter and weighs about 1/4 of an ounce.
  6. Eye color is determined by the amount and type of pigments in the front part of the iris.
  7. Your eyes are fully grown by the time you are 13 years old.
  8. The cornea is the only part of the body with no blood supply, it gets its oxygen from the air.
  9. Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it takes only about 48 hours for the eye to repair a corneal scratch.
  10. Reading in dim light doesn't actually damage your eyes, but it can cause eyestrain and fatigue.
David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is a licensed optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care. He left our practice January 2024.

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