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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.

Why Onions Make Us Cry

Why Onions Make Us Cry

You can fry them, use them as garnish, bake them or use them to give your meal a little texture. They add bold flavors to any dish, but onions are a nightmare to chop. Unless you’ve got eyes made of steel, onions have made you cry at least once. Why is it that onions make […]

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Is Your Eyesight Affected By Your Migraines and Headaches

Is Your Eyesight Affected By Your Migraines and Headaches?

Many of us have had a migraine or a headache that was just so painful that it seemed to affect our eyesight. Though we may have just brushed it off as these vision symptoms “being in our head”, the truth is migraines and headaches have a significant impact on our eyesight. Headaches and migraines (especially […]

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I Didn’t Know That Could Ruin My Eyesight!

I Didn’t Know That Could Ruin My Eyesight!

Many of us go on with our days without giving our eyes much thought. Are they working normally? Yes. Do they itch or burn? No. Is there anything unusual about them? No. This is the recipe for a perfect day. However, what we may not consider is what everyday factors could potentially ruin our eyesight. […]

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Do You Have Mismatched Eyes Symptoms and What You Can Do

Do You Have Mismatched Eyes? Symptoms and What You Can Do

Hold on before you go rushing to the mirror to see for yourself! We don’t mean mismatched eyes in a physical sense. No two eyes are the same. One is always smaller than the other, maybe even droopier. This physical mismatch often fails to affect our vision (thankfully). When we talk about mismatched eyes, we’re […]

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Want to Improve Vision and Reaction Time Learn Sign Language

Want to Improve Vision and Reaction Time? Learn Sign Language!

You may be familiar with the Marvel superhero, Daredevil; blinded as a child, he finds that his other senses have become so heightened that he can fight criminals without vision and never skips beat. This obviously fictitious character may not be so off the mark as we’ve previously thought. Sure, someone blind won’t be fighting […]

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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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