What’s Your Eye-Q?


During the school year did your child complain about not being able to see the writing on the dry erase board? Does your child have difficulty reading? During the summer vacation, do you notice your child sitting close to the T.V.? These may be indicators that your child needs a vision checkup, and perhaps while kids are out of school for summer, it’s a good time to visit your local eye doctor. Thanks to our friends at Suwanee Vision Center, here is a fun eye quiz to see how much you know about your eyes and the eyes of your children.

How much do you know about vision?

Circle the best answer and SEE what you score!
1. The human eye is able to distinguish about _______shades of gray.
a) 25 b) 100 c) 10,000 d) Zero. I can’t even tell red from green!

2. Nearly _______ of American children between the ages of 3-16 wears a vision correction.
a) 10% b) 25% c) 67% d) we wish it was 100%!

3. Two blue-eyed parents will produce children with _______.
a) only blue eyes b) any eye color is possible
c) any eye color but brown d) tiny noses and large eyes

4. What percentage of children under the age
of 12 need vision correction?
a) 3% b) 5% c) 10% d) 100%. Everyone needs glasses all the time, even while sleeping! How do you think we see dreams?

5. Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of _____________________.
a) 14 miles b) 73,920 feet c) 887,040 inches
d) a,b, and c e) about the length of Lake Lanier

6. An eyelash falls out after about _______________.
a) 2 years b) 5 months c) 25 days d) 13,132,800 seconds

7. Less than 1% of mothers are color defective. If one of these mothers has a son, he will be color defective ______________.
a) almost 100% of the time  b) less than 1% of the time
c) the national average which is about 8% for boys  d) Who cares? Color vision is totally overrated in our lives!

8. A recent study in Hong Kong found that most children starting at age _________ did well with contacts, and their confidence and self-esteem increased significantly in school.
a) 7-8 b) 10-12 c) 13-16
d) none of them could get the darn things
in their eyes!

9. About _______________ of UV exposure in a person’s life occurs by the age of 18.
a) 20% b) 30% c) 50% d) 80%

10. Over 33 million Americans wear contact lenses, which is about ___________ of those that require a vision correction.
a) 20% b) 30% c) 40% d) seems like everyone in Suwanee!












Answers: 1. b, 2. c, 3. b and d are both correct,
4. a, 5. b, 6. a, b, c, d, and e are all correct,
7. b, 8. a, 9. a, 10. d.
0 correct: Are you good at anything?
1-3 correct: not that great, but you have potential.
4-6 correct: very impressive, you know more than most!
7-9 correct: you are on your way to becoming
an eye doctor.
10 correct: you ARE an eye doctor (or you should be)!



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