Interesting Vision Facts

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: How Humans See in Such Detail

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 […]

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 […]

Vision and Gaming: How We Perceive Motion

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How We See Our Surroundings Is Affected by Visual Crowding

How We See Our Surroundings Is Affected by Visual Crowding

You’re walking down a busy street when you zoom past someone as they grab on to your arm saying, “Hey, how are you?” You focus and realize it’s a close co-worker who you’ve been working with almost every day for the past five years. So how is it you didn’t recognize them as they walked […]

What Does It Mean to Have Low Vision?

What Does It Mean to Have Low Vision?

Low vision, by definition, is an eye condition often caused by a disease that is not correctable with regular lenses or eyeglasses. As a result, low vision prevents those affected from engaging in their regular daily activities such as reading, cooking, watching television, and more. This condition may even cause loss of income, according to […]

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