20/20 In Hindsight: The Snellen Eye Chart

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Have you ever wondered where that chart with the big E in every eye doctor’s office came from? The famous eye chart is actually called the Snellen Chart. It was named for the 19th-century Dutch ophthalmologist who first developed it. Glasses Before Eye Charts Glasses were invented in Italy around 1286, though they were fairly crude. It wasn’t until two centuries …

Why We Get Dark Circles Under Our Eyes

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Getting a poor night’s rest isn’t the only reason you get dark circles under your eyes! Many of us have seen those pesky dark circles or bags under our eyes and blame it on a lack of sleep. But there’s actually more to it than that! The Skin Under Your Eyes Is Very Thin The skin underneath and around your …

Why Do We Have Eyebrows And Eyelashes?

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Eyebrows and eyelashes serve important functions and protect our eyes every single day! You see them every time you look in the mirror, but you probably don’t think about them very often. And when you do start thinking about those seemingly random furry patches on your forehead known as eyebrows or the delicate hair coming out of your eyelids known …