How Our Eyes Trick Our Minds Infographic

This infographic was sent to us by Jon Munro, an Optician and owner of Supersavers Opticians in Dublin, Ireland. It is about Optical Illusions and how your Eyes can Trick Your Mind. Eye didn't know that Optical Illusions went back to the Greeks! That and 50% of the cortex is devoted to vision. … [Read more...]

International Tiger Day Is July 29

International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support … [Read more...]

Celebrating Moths Eyes For National Moth Week

Here we are again, it is National Moth Week, which celebrates an important part of our eco-system, Moths.  National Moth Week is held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. Would you believe there are over 200,000 different species of moths? Moth Eye Trivia Being nocturnal- moths have to maximize how they see in the dark, … [Read more...]

Shark Week With Shark Vision Trivia

Today starts Shark Week. a week of celebration of sharks and their value to the world. Here is a little Shark Vision Trivia: Shark Eyesight: Sharks have poor vision, but acute other senses that allow them to detect small amounts of vibrations and chemical changes in the water. Sharks' Eyes: Did you know that Shark Eyes are like ours? The … [Read more...]

Happy 4th Of July With Trivia

We wish each of you a happy and safe 4th of July. Here is a little 4th of July Trivia and memorable dates for when you are sitting around a campfire eating s'mores and you want to test your friends 4th of July knowledge. I hope each of us take a few minutes to remember that our forefathers fought for our freedom. We may not always like our … [Read more...]

National Hug Your Cat Day – Cat Eye Trivia

National Hug Your Cat Day is May 30 or sometimes June 4th.  Here is a bit of trivia about Cat's Eyes. Did you know that Cat's Eyes have almost 285 degrees of sight in 3 dimension, which make this ideal for peripheral vision. Cats do not need to blink their eyes on a regular basis to keep their eyes lubricated. Blue-eyed, pure white cats … [Read more...]

12 Movies With Johnny Depp Wearing Glasses

Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile actors in the market. He got his start in the TV Series 21 Jump Street in 1987. He has played everything from the Mad Hatter to Captain Jack Sparrow to Edward Scissorhands to Willy Wonka. He has played funny, romantic and spooky. We love him. What we love the most, he wears glasses all the time. Tart … [Read more...]

Optical Fun For International Red Panda Day April 16

International Red Panda Day is celebrated April 16. National Panda Day is celebrated in February. Who doesn't love Pandas? (Ok these are not Red Pandas, but Giant Pandas) Resources International Red Panda Day  National Panda Day   … [Read more...]

Eye Need To Know About Dolphin Eyes

National Dolphin Day is April 14th. There are 32 species of dolphins of which include 4 river dolphins and 6 porpoises. Five of the species are considered endangered. The Baiji or Yangtze River dolphin is listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered, but is considered by most scientists to be functionally extinct. This means that during the last … [Read more...]

National Butterfly Day March 14

Today we are celebrating National Butterfly Day which is March 14 with a little bit of butterfly eye trivia. While the spots on butterfly wings look like eyes, they are not. Butterflies have two compound eyes located on their heads.  A butterfly's compound eye is composed of up to 17,000 ommatidia, all looking in a different direction and each one … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Butterfly Day

March 14 is National Butterfly Day and National Butterfly Awareness Day is June 7. Not only are butterflies fun and colorful to look at, they are an important part of our food supply. They help flowers and plants pollinate, eat weeds and are a food source for another animals. To help celebrate this wondrous addition to our gardens we thought we … [Read more...]

National Cat Day: Seven Things You Need To Know About Cat’s Eyes

National Cat Day is October 29 and guess what? There is an official website known as National Cat Day. National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: What Your Costume Spending Says About You

What does your costume spending say about you? If you were in Mexico, you would be honoring the deceased. But in the US, it is about your alter ego, whether the costume, the pumpkin carving and the parties. … [Read more...]

National Appreciate Raccoon Day October 1, 2014

International National Raccoon Day is celebrated October 1 of every year. This is a day to celebrate raccoons and other animals. First started in 2002 by a young Californian girl who wanted to show all, that not all people despise raccoons. Raccoon Eye Trivia:  Raccoon eye/eyes (also known in the UK and Ireland as panda eyes, though that … [Read more...]

So How About Those Shark Eyes?

Did you know that Shark corneas have been used in surgery?  Shark corneas have special reinforcing fibers that work like “rebar” in concrete. These fibers strengthen the cornea and prevent it from swelling and turning cloudy, like human corneas can do. How Shark Eyes Work-  Sharks have laterally positioned eyes (eyes are on the side of the … [Read more...]