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3001 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 105
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 649-2820
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Amazing Eye Facts

Amazing Eye Facts

Your eyes are an amazing part of your body but I bet you have never stopped to think about their complexity and the process of seeing. Their intricate design allows you to experience the gift of sight. The following are interesting facts you may not know about your eyes:

  • Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
  • Your eyes begin to develop 2 weeks after conception.
  • At birth your eyes are about 70% of their adult size.
  • The average person blinks 16 times per minute-over 23,000 blinks a day.
  • The entire length of eyelashes you shed in your lifetime is over 98 feet.
  • The world’s most common eye color is brown.
  • Eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months.
  • About half of the human brain is dedicated to vision.
  • Your eyes can function at 100% at any given moment without needing to rest.
  • A newborn will cry but not produce any tears until they are about 6 weeks old.
  • Your eye muscles are the most active muscles in your body about 100 times stronger than they need to be to perform their function.
  • Your eyes are the second most complex organ after the brain.
  • Heterochromia is a condition where a person’s eyes are two different colors.
  • Color blindness is more common in men.
  • Your eyes are able to process 36,000 pieces of information in a single hour.
  • The human eye only sees 3 colors red, blue and green. All other colors are a combination of these.
  • The human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light.
  • People generally read 25 times slower on a screen than on paper.
  • While a fingerprint has 40 unique characteristics, your iris has 256.
  • In an average lifetime, your eyes will see 24 million different images.
  • 80% of all vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.
As you see your eyes are truly amazing and sight is a precious gift that should not be taken for granted. If you haven’t already, please make an appointment to see Dr. Greenberg for your annual eye exam.

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3001 W. Big Beaver Rd. Suite 105 Troy, MI 48084

Located on the southwest corner of W. Big Beaver and Coolidge Hwy. across from Somerset Mall

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