Your eyes execute various complicated processes to provide your sense of sight. In fact, they are some of the most complex organs in the human body.
Read on as The Eye Doctors, your trusted provider of high-quality eyeglasses and other eye care products, shares some fascinating facts you may not know about your eyes.
Your Eyes Heal Quickly
Your eyes are some of the fastest organs to heal. With proper care, your eye tissues can repair themselves within 48 hours after sustaining a corneal abrasion. If you undergo LASIK, a procedure that involves creating a flap on your cornea, you’ll likely be able to see clearly within one day of your surgery.
Color Blindness Doesn’t Mean Black and White Vision
Color blindness is an eye condition in which you’re unable to differentiate one color from another. For example, you may mistake green grapes for red ones. Color blindness is more common among men, but women can have the condition too.
You Can See Naturally in the Dark
You may have heard that reading in the dark is bad for your eyes. This is actually a myth. Your retina contains numerous light-sensitive cells called photoreceptors. Rods are a kind of photoreceptor responsible for helping you see in dark places.
The “Red Eye” Effect in Pictures Is Because of Your Retina
Your retina causes the “red eye” effect when you have your photo taken. Your eye doctor explains that when a camera flash enters your eyes, it bounces off the retina. As a result, your eyes appear red in pictures.
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