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Although small in size, the eye is an extremely complex organ that captures light and transforms it into impulses that the brain can interpret as images. Discover the different muscles, parts and conditions of the eye.
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What if I crossed my eyes for 10 minutes?

"Don't cross your eyes -- they'll stick that way!" That's something most of us have heard from our mothers at one time or another. Can your eyes really get stuck?

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  • 10 Crazy Things Contacts Can Do

    10 Crazy Things Contacts Can Do

    Contact lenses have been correcting vision for more than a century, but lenses today can make you look like a cat, monitor your blood sugar and maybe even make you a better athlete. See more »

  • Are carrots really good for your eyesight?

    Are carrots really good for your eyesight?

    It's another one of those things your parents told you to persuade you to eat vegetables. But besides turning orange, if you ate a bunch of carrots, would you develop superhuman vision? See more »

  • Are there really arachnids living in my eyelashes?

    Are there really arachnids living in my eyelashes?

    If someone told you that oodles of arachnids are jumping (and mating) all over your eyelashes, you might be inclined to laugh it off. That sounds more like a scene from a horror movie than a scientific reality, right? Right? See more »

  • Does reading in dim light really hurt your eyes?

    Does reading in dim light really hurt your eyes?

    When bedtime comes far too early, a child may be tempted to read under their covers by flashlight. Parents say the habit will ruin your eyes -- but is this old admonition true or false? See more »

  • Glaucoma Overview

    Glaucoma Overview

    For those of us who depend so heavily on our sense of sight, the idea of losing it is scary. Even scarier? The prospect of losing it without warning due to a silent thief called glaucoma. See more »

  • How Colorblindness Works

    How Colorblindness Works

    Roses are red, violets are blue -- well, bluish. The sky is blue, too. Grass is green. These are things that most of us know for a fact and don't question. But what if you were colorblind? What would you see? Is life one long black-and-white movie? See more »

  • Is sitting too close to the TV really bad for your eyes?

    Is sitting too close to the TV really bad for your eyes?

    Are you getting too up close and personal with your TV? Your eyes might think so. See more »

  • Is too much TV really bad for your eyes?

    Is too much TV really bad for your eyes?

    When you can't take your eyes of the boob tube for one entire Saturday afternoon, are you doing them irreversible damage? Your parents probably told you so, when you were a kid. Were they right? See more »

  • Refractive Vision Problems

    Refractive Vision Problems

    Millions of people have refractive vision problems -- when the eyes get blurry or can't focus on an object. Learn about four major types of refractive vision problems. See more »

  • What are eye boogers made of?

    What are eye boogers made of?

    You probably don't give much thought to eye boogers, except maybe when you wipe them away. But you're about to learn a lot more about them (and while you're reading, you'll probably check your eyes for crud a few times). See more »

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