Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C., provides patients with a full array of routine eye care, eye disease treatment, and refractive eye surgery. Dr. William Segal and Marc Lay,O.D take pride in the superior care they always strive to offer their patients. Patients typically ask us a variety of questions concerning eye care, and we’ve decided to help answer some of these concerns by sharing some interesting trivia about your vision. Below we’ve rounded up a list of fun facts you may or may not know about your eyes:
Newborns do not produce tears. Although they make crying sounds, the tears don’t begin to produce until they are about 4-13 weeks old.
We recommend having your children’s eyes examined before six months of age. During the eye exam by a pediatrician, the baby’s focus ability, color recognition, and depth and dimension perception will be tested.
Your eyes become tired when you read or stare at a computer; this is because you don’t blink enough.
While it may seem obvious, blinking often does not always come easy when you are in the zone. Blink often and use artificial tears to moisturize the eyes as necessary, especially if you have dry eyes or wear contact lenses.
Each of your eyes has a small blind spot in the back of the retina where the optic nerve attaches. You don’t notice the hole in your vision because your eyes work together to fill in each other’s blind spot.
The lens of the eye acts, fittingly, similar to the lens of a camera, focusing light to the back of the eye. In the back of the eye lies the retina, a membrane containing photoreceptor cells that change light into electrical impulses, directing them through the optic nerve and creating an image in the brain.
Diabetes is often first detected during an eye exam.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by controlling blood sugar levels and dieting and exercising regularly can help you avoid diabetic retinopathy, a progressive eye disease in the retina of patients suffering from diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to severe vision loss.
If you’re experiencing any problems with your vision or have questions about your eyes, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to follow Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more tips for healthy eyes.