Your eyes are one of the body’s most powerful tools, your windows to the world. These organs of sight are so powerful that the word “eye” has potent symbolic meaning in many cultures. Consider these eye-popping terms and phrases—Eye of God, evil eye, third eye, eye of the storm, bull’s eye, to name a few.
Here’s a surprising factoid about your eyes. These amazing sensory organs contain the most active muscles in the entire body. The eyes are always moving, even when you sleep. In fact, the eyes have over 2 million working parts and the ability to process 35 bits of information every hour.
So don’t turn a blind eye concerning your vision health. Here are some tips to keep your eyes at their healthiest.
See Your Eye Doctor
Regular comprehensive eye exams are critical to protecting your sight. Typical vision problems you’ll be screened for include simple refractive issues like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (irregular conformation of the cornea) and age-related presbyopia (inability to see at close distances).