Fun Facts About Your Eyes

Thyroid disease can affect your eyes.
Glaucoma, an eye disease,  can occur at any age, from birth to old age.
Polarized tinted glasses are helpful in the sun for sports.
20% of the population have an eye that is not quite round like a sphere, but more oval, this is called astigmatism.
If you sleep overnight in your contact lenses, you can have some serious problems.  Be careful.
Most Caucasian babies have blue eyes at birth.
Rubbing your eyes is not considered good if you are very nearsighted (myopic) or if you had eye surgery even LASIK.
Corona virus has been found in tears.
Certain parasites attack the eye: pork, lamb and beef parasites.  So avoid poorly cooked pork, beef and lamb.
Asian eyelids have an epicanthic fold, a slightly different anatomy than Caucasians.
Diabetic people can wear soft contact lenses but under the care of an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
AIDS has been found in tears.
Nearsightedness is inherited.
Your baby’s eye color is lighter at birth than at 6 months.
Diabetes can affect the cornea, the outside part of the eye.
Colorblindness is on the X chromosome so men are more likely than women to be colorblind.
Artificial tears are helpful for your eyes when the air is hot and dry or extreme cold.
Jumping on a trampoline as an adult can lead to a retinal problem.
The first inventor of eye surgery instruments was in ancient Persia.
Hepatitis virus has been found in tears.
Babies cannot see color until age 6 months.
In the embryo, the eye is formed from the same tissue as the brain.
Your tears provide antibodies to fight infection.
In Europe, Asia and Australia, there are eyedrops for nearsightedness.
You can lose vision when climbing up a high mountain.
If the outer third of your eyebrows are falling out, see your doctor. You may have thyroid problems.
Sagging lower eyelids can be due to medication or aging.
Upper eyelid cosmetic surgery is easier to perform and is safer than lower eyelid cosmetic surgery.
Some people have one eye that is blue and the other eye that is green.
Reading your phone all day without a break may give you a headache.
You can have UV protection built in the front and back of your glasses, ask your optician.
At birth, babies only see black and white.
Wrinkles around the eyes are aggravated by sun damage.
If your eyelashes are falling out, and you are not taking any medications, see your doctor.
There are female hormone receptors for eyelash growth that are different from the men.
Diabetes can affect your eyes at the same time it affects your kidneys.
Yellow tinted glasses are helpful at 5 pm and 7 am for sports or driving.
There are now treatments for age related macular degeneration that can return the patient to driving vision.
The three leading causes of blindness are diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration in the US.
In some major cities in China, there is an incidence of  90% of nearsightedness among the children.
If you let water get into your eyes while wearing contact lenses, you can have a serious infection. Be careful.
Do not share contact lenses.
If you see the color red as brighter in one eye than the other, see your eye MD.
Each blink is 400 microseconds.
African American babies have eyes that darken at 6 months.
Smoking can cause fine wrinkles around the eyes.
After cataract surgery, your eyesight is brighter, usually within one week of surgery.
Washing your hands is important to fight eye infections.
Age related macular degeneration occurs usually at age 55: don’t take the eye  vitamins unless you have the diagnosis.
The dosage on the bottle may be too strong for you if you are normal.
Always sunglasses to protect yourself from UV light even if it is not sunny.
You can ruin the special coatings of your eyeglasses if you use alcohol or very strong detergent.
If traveling abroad, do not wear your contact lens to swim or shower.
After cancer treatments, the eyelashes usually grow back fully.

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