March 16, 2017

A cure for blindness by reversing damage to the retina could be on the horizon - thanks to the zebrafish, according to new research.

Scientists have identified a brain chemical that could hold the key to how the fish regrows damaged retinas, the light sensing tissue at...

February 13, 2017

  • The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second.

  • While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.

  • Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours...

January 17, 2017

Computer Vision Syndrome describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of time spent looking at digital screens.

The most comm...

September 19, 2016

Surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the eye and restore sight - in a world first.

A team at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital used the device, controlled via a joystick, to remove a membrane one hundredth of a millimetre thick.

Patient Bill Beaver, 70, a curate i...

August 10, 2016

As one of the most complex organs on the human body, the eye continues to surprise over and over again, as scientists find out more about it. From pupils expanding at the sight of someone you love, to 500 visible shades of grey, find out more about the eye than you eve...

July 13, 2016

  • Human corneas are so similar to shark corneas that they have been used as a replacement in human eye surgery.

  • Humans and dogs are the only species known to seek visual cues from another individuals eyes, and dogs only do this when interacting with humans. 

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July 13, 2016

  • Did you know that the average blink takes 1/3 of a second?

  • Seeing is so important that it takes up more than 50% of the brain’s functionality.

  • The most active muscles in your body are in your eyes.

  • Your eyes can get sunburned.

  • Blue eyed people a...

July 13, 2016

How does your eye work?

There are many different parts of the eye that help to create vision. We “see” with our brains; our eyes collect visual information and begin this complex process.

  • Light passes through the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the...

June 27, 2016

The world is a colorful place, and scientists suspect that it’s a lot more colorful for some people than for others. Preliminary research suggests that a small percentage of people can perceive about 100 million colors, as compared with the roughly one million colors m...

June 27, 2016

  • The best that a human eye has been recorded to see is around 20/10. That means that a person can see at 20 feet what the rest of us need to stand at 10 feet to see.

  • It’s possible for your eyes to get sunburned. That’s why it’s so important to wear sunglasses...

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