. Barrie Vision Centre | Did you know these interesting facts about eyes?

Did you know?

  • A human eyeball weighs approximately 28 grams, and is full size from birth.
  • The human eye can distinguish 500 shades of gray.
  • The giant squid wins the prize for the largest eyeball, at 18 inches across.
  • An ostrich eye is only 2 inches across, but weighs more than it's brain.
  • A worm has no eyes at all.
  • A chameleon's eyes can look in different directions at the same time.
  • Babies don't produce tears when they cry until about 3 months of age.
  • Eyelashes have a lifespan of approximately 5 months (so, that's how long it will take to grow back if you pull them out!).
  • The eye muscles are the most active in the body (yup, even more than the tongue!).
  • Birds have the best eyesight. An owl can see a mouse moving from more than 150 feet away, with light no brighter than candlelight.
  • The daylight receptors (cones) are responsible for colour vision, while the nighttime receptors (rods) are more motion sensitive.
  • An ant has two eyes, each of which is made up of many smaller eyes. This is called a compound eye.

source: Profitable Practice, Spring 2014, p.21.



Optometrists -
Comprehensivie Eye Care

Dr. Ryan Bowser
Dr. Kim Lalonde

Barrie Vision Centre has been located at its 221 Cundles Road E. location for over 15 years. It's modern atmosphere is conveniently located close to the Duckworth exit off the 400, very close to the corner of Cundles and St. Vincent.

Hours of Operation

8:30 - 5:30
8:30 - 7:00
9:00 - 7:00
8:30 - 5:30
8:30 - 12:30

The office is closed on Fridays
from July 1st to Labour day.