Have you ever
seen someone you’re attracted to and want to take on a date? If that person is
perceptive, they might be able to tell you like them. How? The clue might be in
The black spots
in our eyes are called pupils. When it’s dark, they widen to let in more light
and help you see better. But what does that have to do with seeing someone you
attracted to someone or see something that appeals to you, your body responds
the same way it does when you see something you perceive as a threat: your
sympathetic nervous system activates. When you’re attracted to someone, a hormone
surge dilates your pupils so you can better see the object of your desire.
attraction is hardly the only reason your pupils might dilate. First, you may
just be in a poorly lit room. There are plenty of medical causes, too. Your eye
doctor has probably dilated your eyes during a routine exam, for example.
Medication and alcohol can also have an effect. Finally, eye and even brain injuries
can cause dilation issues.
If you are
concerned about your dilation or any part of your eye health, come to CEENTA
for an eye exam. You won’t need to see our doctors’ eyes dilate to know they’ll
be happy to see you.
This blog is for informational
purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. New
patients can make appointments online with our eye doctors in North
and South Carolina. Current patients can also make appointments through myCEENTAchart with
physicians they have already seen.
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CEENTA' new Pineville office building has officially opened for patient care.
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