Wearing a tiny portrait of your lover’s eye on your jewelry was a secretive romantic gesture in the 18th and 19th centuries. When the Prince of Wales fell in love with a catholic widow and proposed by sending her a locket with a painting of his eye inside, it wasn’t long before it became a popular trend to wear ‘Lover’s Eye’ jewelry on your wrist or near your heart to symbolize the love you have for another.
Humans have better eyesight in the daylight than cats do, but cats are able to see much more in settings where humans would be almost completely in the dark. Cats also have better peripheral vision, but don’t see as well when up close or far away.
Issac Newton stuck a sewing needle under his eyeball, pushed it all the way to the back of his eye socket, and wiggled it around to test his theory of optics.
Nepalese eye doctor, Dr. Sanduk Ruit, pioneered a surgical technique that restores eyesight without stitches in 5 minutes and has removed 100,000 cataracts from this procedure on poverty stricken people over his 30 year career.
School buses are yellow because humans notice the color yellow 1.24 times faster than another eye-catching color.
Tetris has been used to treat adults that have a lazy eye. Researchers studied the effects of using a video game that forces both eyes to work together, and they found that the patients treated with Tetris showed a four-fold improvement in their lazy eye compared to those who were patched.
Artwork by A. Plant (2016)