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Some Interesting Facts About Your Eyes

Dr. Mark Fromer -- Read on for some eye-opening information!

-- They use 65% of your brainpower; the most out of any body part.
-- They can process about 36,000 bits of information an hour.
-- The are the second most powerful body part next to the brain.
-- Only 1/6 of the eye is showing.
-- The actual eye is always working and never sleeps.

-- They control 85% of all the knowledge you will ever get.
-- The approximate weight of a human eyeball is about 28 grams.
-- Men can read fine print better than women.
-- The most crucial part of your eye is as delicate as a wet tissue.
-- The normal person blinks about 10,000 times a day.

-- The images that are sent to your brain are actually upside down and backwards.
-- Your eyes adjust in just milliseconds in order to keep balance whenever you move your head.
-- Your pupil changes in size in order to let in the right amount of light.
-- The only part of the body that doesn't contain blood vessels is the cornea.
-- The human eye can distinguish about 500 shades of gray.

-- The average human eye is about 1 inch in diameter.
-- Your eyes begin to develop two weeks after conception.
-- Your eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing.
-- Color blind doesn't mean they only see black and white, but they just can't see things in as many colors as people who are not color blind.
-- The #1 cause of blindness in the U.S. is diabetes.

Mark D. Fromer, M.D., board certified ophthalmologist in surgery and treatment of eye diseases, has the distinction of being the eye surgeon for the New York Rangers hockey team. Dr. Fromer specializes in laser vision correction procedures, lectures extensively throughout the U.S., and maintains a very active role in teaching advanced surgical techniques and laser vision correction surgery to fellow ophthalmologists. For more information on this and other forms of advanced vision care, visit Fromer Eye Centers.

© 2011 Dr. Mark Fromer

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