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Amazing eye facts

Optometrists Association Australia provides reasons why you should visit an optometrist.

5 interesting facts about your eyes:

  • Your eyes are made up of more than 2 million working parts
  • The human eye will focus on about 50 things per second
  • Your eyes actually ‘see’ images upside down and then they send these images to the brain where they are flipped around correctly for us
  • The human eye can distinguish about 2.7 million different colours and 500 shades of grey
  • The human eye can process 36 000 pieces of information every hour

Reasons to see your optometrist:

  • You’ve never had an eye test
  • You want your eyes checked as part of your regular health checkup
  • You have noticed a change in your eyesight over time: perhaps you can no longer read the things you used to be able to see easily
  • You think you might need glasses or that your glasses might need changing
  • You want to find out about contact lenses
  • You have had a sudden change in your eyesight, like blurred vision, or the complete or partial loss of sight in an eye
  • You’ve had an injury to your eye
  • You’ve got itchy, red, or swollen eyes that could indicate an infection or allergy
  • You have discovered a family history of eye disease
  • You have been diagnosed with Diabetes.
  • Your child is complaining about, or showing signs of, a vision problem

Optometrists Association Australia provides amazing eye facts and reasons why you should visit an optometrist.

For more information visit optometrists.asn.au or to find a Medibank Members Choice optometrist visit medibank.com.au

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