Hayden Optometric Inc.
94 N Main St Mansfield MA 02048 +1 508-339-3952
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(508) 406-9342

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Mansfield, MA

508-339-3952

6 Amazing Fun Facts About Our Eyes

It’s easy to take our eyesight for granted! We don’t think about it during a typical day. Here are some remarkable vision tidbits.

Be the life of the party with these facts that few people know about vision!

6 Crazy Facts

  1. Babies are born color blind. Their color perception develops gradually, usually reaching a full ability to recognize and distinguish colors at about 5 months.
  2. Our irises have over 256 unique characteristics. Compare that to fingerprints, which only have about 40. This is why many new security measures have iris scans instead of fingerprint scans.
  3. When we’re attracted to someone, our pupils dilate as much as 45%. In addition, women with dilated pupils are judged to be more attractive. In fact, Italian women in the Middle Ages capitalized on this idea by using belladonna to dilate their own pupils. Don’t try that at home, though; belladonna is toxic to your eyes!
  4. The colossal squid has the largest eyes on the planet, measuring 10.6 inches across!
  5. Why did pirates wear eye patches? It was actually a trick to help them see better. The eye with the patch was used to see in the dark below deck, while the uncovered eye was used for bright light above deck.
  6. Shark corneas are amazingly similar to humans’. They’re close enough that shark corneas have been used for human transplant surgery.

More Cool Animal Eye-Facts

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Share YOUR Interesting Eye Trivia With Us!

We would love to read the awesome eye facts you may know. Comment below to share your favorite! Check in later for more amazing trivia, as well as tips and helpful information about maintaining healthy eyesight.

Thanks for being such wonderful patients. And thanks for your kind referrals of family members, coworkers, neighbors and friends!

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Visit Us in Mansfield, MA

Discover everything our practice has to offer in person at our Main Street location.

Address

94 N Main St
Mansfield, MA 02048

Contact Information

Phone: 508-339-3952
Fax: +1 (508) 339-6907
  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Sunday: Closed
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Why Choose Hayden Optometric?

Our Brands

Our Brands

Your eyes are unique, and so is your sense of style, which is why selecting your frames and lenses is a very personal choice. Your frames should fit your sense of style, and your lenses should suit your vision needs. Hayden Optometric Inc. is proud to offer a wide variety of brands so that we can help you find the frames and lenses that best suit your needs and style.

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

Hayden Optometric wants to be a thought leader in the eye health industry. We are always dedicated to making life better for our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Joel Hayden has leveraged his knowledge as an optometrist and nutritionist to develop his own line of eye wipes and fish oil to bolster your eye health.

HALT

HALT

Dr. Hayden is also the founder of HALT Myopia; the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy System. Designed for nearsighted kids, HALT Myopia has been called “LASIK for kids,” only without lasers, scalpels, pain, recovery, or risk of overcorrection.

Read more about HALT and other methods of myopia control.

The Future of Eye Health Technology

The Future of Eye Health Technology

We really value innovation. That’s why we rely on some of the most advanced technology available to help us examine, diagnose, and treat all of our patients. When you choose Hayden Optometric, you know you’re getting some of the most state-of-the-art equipment the industry has to offer.

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