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In the United States, eye injuries account for 40,000 to 50,000 new cases of impaired vision each year. In 90% of these cases, an injury could have been prevented, or at least could have been less severe, if protective eyewear had been used.
Did you know that there are three tear variants: basal tears, reflex tears and emotional tears? Basal tears are responsible for lubricating the eyes, whereas reflex tears are a response to foreign bodies, like dust, or irritants like chopping an onion. Emotional tears help the body purge stress-related chemicals like manganese and prolactin.
Thousand of years ago, all humans had brown eyes. According to research from the University of Copenhagen, blue eyes are genetic mutation that occurred around 6,000-10,000 years ago.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.