The eyes are the windows to the soul. Despite their small size, they say a lot about you and your personality. But do you know what is really going on within them? Here some interesting facts about your eyes that you may not have heard of before.
What you eat affects the health of your eyes
They say you are what you eat, and this is true even for your eyes. Eating foods rich in vitamin A and antioxidants can help you develop good vision and reduce the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
You lose eyelashes every day
Just like how you lose several hair strands every day, you also lose eyelashes. According to Dr. Ellen Marmur, while it is difficult to track the exact number, on average, we lose about one to four lashes per day and it is considered normal. However, for women losing more eyelashes, the primary causes are wearing too much makeup, rubbing eyes, and poor nutrition or hydration.
Your eyes are more delicate than you think
Do you know that you can easily scratch your cornea with your fingernail or when a foreign object gets stuck in your eye, such as dirt or sand? When you start to tear, experience pain in your eyes, and feel extreme light sensitivity, then you might be having corneal abrasion.
Not all sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays
Just because they are covered with sunglasses doesn’t mean your eyes are completely protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection are actually worse than wearing no sunglasses at all. Why? Because it tricks the eyes into thinking they are protected when in reality, they’re not.
The eyelids and eyelashes serve an important purpose
Aside from making your eyes look natural and beautiful, your eyelids and eyelashes serve an important purpose and that is to provide protection to your eyes. The eyelids lubricate the eyes with tears with every single blink you do, while the lashes filter incoming offending particles and foreign objects.
The eyes are one of the most important parts of the body. Not only do they have to be beautified or styled; more importantly, they have to be taken care of and protected at all times.