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The eyes are the window to the soul, and a very complex and intriguing window at that. Here we talk about how vision works and delve into the many complexities and humorous facts about eyes, like when we first start to form images to which animal has the biggest eyeball.

Understanding Sharp Vision

Understanding Sharp Vision: How Humans See in Such Detail

Our most loved pets, like cats and dogs, have exceptional vision. In some aspects of vision, our pets have superior vision to us. For example, cats and dogs can see better in the dark and are more sensitive to perceiving motion, which makes them good hunters. However, humans have a skill that is only found […]

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Why Astronauts Suffer from Poor Vision

Why Astronauts Suffer from Poor Vision

We have high hopes as a species when we send astronauts to space. We hope to discover new life, new stars, new solar systems, new anything! Brave astronauts risk their lives to explore the unknown. As incredible as space can be, it poses great danger to our astronauts. There’s a risk of equipment malfunctioning, losing […]

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Vision and Gaming

Vision and Gaming: How We Perceive Motion

If you’re an avid gamer, you’ll know that more than anything the only skill required for gaming is reaction. Many games, like first shooter games, don’t actually require any experience shooting a gun or tossing a grenade. Thank goodness for that. However, what these games do require is speed. We don’t mean physical speed. We […]

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How is it That We Have 3D Vision

How is it That We Have 3D Vision?

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to see in 3D? The three dimensional world is an incredible thing. The way we perceive the world in 3D is no mistake. Our eyes are behind this exciting feat of evolution. 3D vision, otherwise known as stereo vision is probably the most complex feature of our […]

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True or False Kids Ask a Scientist Questions about Eyesight

True or False: Kids Ask a Scientist Questions about Eyesight

Kids say the darndest things, but sometimes they can ask some pretty legitimate questions about their eyes and eye health. That’s the case for a series of videos put up on the National Eye Institute’s channel: The series entitled “Ask a Scientist” does just that. Kids ask a doctor about various concerns they have regarding […]

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How to Figure Out Which Eye is the Dominant One

How to Figure Out Which Eye is the Dominant One

We all have a side that we prefer to use, whether we’re writing, kicking a soccer ball around, or throwing some punches at some punching bags at the gym. For some, the right side leads most of the time, but for others it’s their left side. For those few extremely lucky ambidextrous people, both the right […]

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Why Your Vision is Aging Faster than it Should Be

Why Your Vision is Aging Faster than it Should Be and How You Can Make Your Eyes Young Again

There’s no escaping aging, that’s a fact. Every part of us starts to age as soon as we are born and our eyes are no exception. In fact, our eyes sometimes get hit the hardest because seldom do we think to take care of them when we’re young and carefree. This is increasingly true as […]

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Can Each of Your Eyes See the Same Color Differently

Can Each of Your Eyes See the Same Color Differently?

Look at a spot on the wall. Now close your left eye, then open it and close your right eye. Notice anything different about the color of the wall? Some of you may have noticed a slight blue or red tint when you closed an eye. This probably means each of your eyes perceive colors […]

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Try this Little Experiment to Understand How We See

Try this Little Experiment to Understand How We See

Have you ever wondered how the eyes work? They’re the most complicated organ to understand because there’s just so much going on! The eyes intercept an image and send it to the brain, which then organizes the information to make a cohesive image. But what happens when the image is not cohesive? This process happens […]

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What Air Pollution Does to Eyes and Vision

What Air Pollution Does to Eyes and Vision

Air pollution, no doubt, has had numerous health impacts on humans, but when it comes to air pollution in relation to eyes and vision, there seems to be a gap. This phenomenon has not been studied in depth in the way that perhaps pollution in relation to our pulmonary system has, but there is evidence […]

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Acupressure for Eye Health

Acupressure for Eye Health

Acupressure is quickly becoming a strong contender for natural vision care here in the Western world. Originating in China, who would have thought that pressing a few points around your eyes could do wonders for your sight and eye health? Not only is this traditional method effective, but it’s painless and easy. It has been […]

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