Sense of Sight

Our Sense of Sight comes from our eyes detecting the visible spectrum (or light) of electromagnetic radiation.  Light travels through the eye and is converted into electrical signals that travel to the brain.

Besides allowing us to see images, our eyes help us regulate melatonin and keep our body clocks running smoothly.

Eye movement is important to clear vision.  Each eye has six muscles to help move the eye for proper vision.  The eye is constantly moving to stimulate photo-sensitive cells.  Without the change in sensory information the cells may burn out.  That is why looking at something for too long can cause eye irritation.

Air pollution and bright lights can also cause eye irritation.  When irritated the eye will blink to breakup the light stimulation and/or tear up to remove pollutants from the surface of the eye.

Years of high-energy light waves going through the eyes can cause damage to the eyes.  This can be minimized by eating dark green vegetables like kale, spinach and broccoli.

Your eyes need a variety of stimulation and movement.  Try to look at a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors throughout your day.  Visit an art museum regularly for eye health.  Look at objects from a variety of angles to stimulate eye movement and to exercise eye muscles.  You can also try eye yoga.

Remember:  Variety is the key to seeing into the future.

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