16 Crazy facts about human eyes that you probably didn’t know about


The human eye is an incredibly complex piece of natural machinery that processes images in color and it does so in ultimate high-definition.

You might think the eye performed a task with a simple process — the truth is far more complex than you could ever imagine.

Here are 16 amazing facts that show us just how incredibly eyes really are.

1. Your retinas see the world upside-down – Your brain flips the image. 

Upside Down Eyes

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You can see how your eyes actually perceive the world if you look through a prism glass.

2. Images also show up on your retina split in half and distorted.

retina split in half and distorted

Your left and right brain each receive half of the image and then scramble the images together so you can see the entire photo.

3. Your retinas don’t detect the color red.

Color Red

Your eyes have red, green and blue color receptors, but the “red” receptor only detects yellow-green, and the “green” receptor detects blue-green. Your brain combined signals to turn them into red.
4. Your peripheral vision is low-resolution and nearly black-and-white.

Peripheral Vision

Your eyes “fill in” information before you notice that the resolution for your peripheral vision has been filled in.

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