“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”(Robertson Davies)

It is well said that eyes are the windows to the soul. Theeyes determine our perceptions of the world and, in turn, allow others to glimpseour inner nature.

Our eyes are also fascinatingly complex organs, made up ofover 100 million individual working parts and responsible for nearly 80% of theinformation our brains process. Take a peek now to discover some eye-openingfacts about your retinas, irises, pupils and more:

7 Amazing Facts About Your Eyes

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We’d like to add a final philosophical thought to this“scientific” discussion:

Always keep your eyes open – to the beauty that exists inevery moment, to the possibilities of each new day, and to the wonder ofexistence. Also open your eyes to the things we do not always wish to see –injustice, oppression and suffering. Before we can act for change, we mustfirst awaken our senses and powers of observance.