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Getting to Know Your Eye Muscles

July 10, 2014

Getting to Know Your Eye Muscles

Did you know that eye muscles are the most active muscles in the body? With over 2 million working parts, your eyes can process up to 36,000 pieces of information every hour. That’s a lot of information for such small muscles, which is why they can often be overlooked (no pun intended).

Just like any other muscle in the body, your eyes can be overworked. It doesn’t take long for your eyes to feel strained when you’re in front of a computer or reading for long periods of time. This is because your eyes require more effort to focus. Whether you are nearsighted or farsighted, factors unique to every eye can cause even more strain to your eye muscles. Your eyes are constantly adjusting and readjusting to your surrounding environment, which can be very taxing. Your eye muscle is actually the fastest reacting muscle in your whole body. It can contract in less than 1/100th of a second!  Combine that with poor lighting and other external factors and your eyes are working serious overtime. Think they need a break? Well the problem is that even when your eyes are closed they’re still moving!

Having routine eye exams is important to the health and maintenance of your eyes. Getting the right prescription can greatly reduce eyestrain and possible headaches. Better yet, have near perfect-to-perfect vision with LASIK. It is best to consult with a professional about your vision correction options and to see if you are a candidate for the surgery. Contact us today and start investing in your vision.