• Fun Eye Facts

  • Fun Facts About Eye Color
    • EYE FACT - The human eye can amazingly distinguish about 10 million colors.
    • EYE FACT - If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 Mega pixels.
    • EYE FACT - It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
    • EYE FACT - Night vision goggles are green because the human eye can differentiate more shades of green than any other color.
    • EYE FACT - About 2% of women have a rare genetic mutation that enables them to have an extra retinal cone and this allow then to distinguish 100 million colors.
    • EYE FACT - Brown eyes are blue beneath brown pigment. Who would have thought that?
    • When you rub your eyes and see can see flashes of color, it is called phosphene.  Phosphene is the experience of seeing light without it actually entering the eye.
    • EYE FACT - There are 107 million photosensitive cells in a single eye.  7 million of those cells are known as cones and they are responsible for detecting color.  The remaining 100 million cells are rods and they are responsible for distinguishing between black and white.
  • Unusual Fun Facts – Blinking Eyes or Winking Eyes?
    • EYE FACT - The expression “in the blink of an eye” relates to the blink being the fastest muscle in the body.
    • EYE FACT - We blink every 6 seconds. This averages out to about 14,000 blinks per day.
    • EYE FACT - Eyes blink less when reading and more when talking.
    • EYE FACT - 80% of our memories are determined by what we see.
    • EYE FACT - A fingerprint has 40 unique characteristics, an iris has 256.  For this reason, iris scans are increasingly being used for security purposes.
    • EYE FACT - There are more than 2 million working parts in the human eye. Bet you did not know that one.
    • EYE FACT - Human eyes are capable of focusing at 50+ things in any given second.
    • EYE FACT - A blink lasta anywhere from 100-150 milliseconds.  A person can blink 5 times in one second.  For this reason the eye muscles are considered the fastest in your body.