How much do you really know about your eyes? Though we often take them for granted, our eyes are irreplaceable. They are known as the windows to the soul, we constantly rely on them, but how much do we really understand about them?
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Is 20/20 vision the best to see with?
“A person with 20/20 vision can see what an average individual can see on an eye chart when they are standing 20 feet away,” says Dr. McKinney, an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at Eye Health Northwest in Oregon City, Oregon.
A person with sharper than average vision can have 20/15 vision. This means “you can see a line in the eye chart at 20 feet that the average person can only see when they are 15 feet away,” according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The best recorded vision in the human eye is around 20/10. While those with ‘average’ vision will need to be 10 feet away to see an eye chart, someone with 20/10 vision can see it at 20 feet away. To put into perspective, a hawk can see it at 20 feet away, while we would need to be three feet.
Have you ever wondered what is inside your eye?
A recent article in the Huffington Post describes the eye as a house with two rooms. “There’s the foyer and the back room. The foyer, a.k.a. the anterior chamber, is where your cornea is (where you put your contacts) and a fluid called aqueous humor that contains nutrients that are good for the eyes and bathes the iris of the eye. Behind the iris sits the lens of the eye. Behind the lens of the eye is the “back room,” a.k.a. the vitreous chamber. In this chamber is jelly called vitreous humor, which has the consistency of egg whites (but is really made out of water and hyaluronic acid).”