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We’ve written a few blogs where we’ve told you some interesting facts about the eye. It’s time for round three.

In the blink of an eye

The orbicularis oculi is the fastest muscle in the body, and we have one in each eye. If something triggers the muscle – for example, something touches your eye – it can trigger and close your eye in less than a tenth of a second.

Multiple openings

Some people have an extremely rare condition called polycoria, when they have two or more pupils.

Blink in sync

When we watch movies, we subconsciously try to control our blinks so we don’t miss anything important. That means when we watch movies at the theater, the entire audience is often blinking in unison.

More pirate facts

We’ve already talked about why pirates wore eyepatches, but their earrings served a purpose, too. Not only were they symbols of a pirate's travels, but they also thought they held healing properties. Specifically, they thought they could fix bad eyesight.

A word for your fear

Does putting contact lenses in your eyes make you nervous? Are you afraid to put drops in your eyes? Do eyes themselves cause you terror? There’s a word to describe that fear, and it’s Ommetaphobia.

Great care in the Carolinas

These facts might not be well known, but what is common knowledge is that CEENTA’s eye doctors provide fantastic care in both North and South Carolina. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of them today.

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. You can now schedule an appointment online with any of our nearly 50 eye doctors in North and South Carolina. You can also schedule through myCEENTAchart or by calling 704-295-3000.


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