Welcome to Visibly Better Eye Care!

Eye ChartWelcome to Visibly Better Eye Care! We are committed to providing you and your family with better care, better service and better prices. We are dedicated to improving and protecting your eye health, vision, physical wellness and quality of life by providing exceptional customer service and genuine care.

For over 15 years Dr. Kaplan and her team of Doctors at Visible Better Eye Care have provided high quality optical care and patient services that have made them an integral part of the neighborhood where the offices are located.

Visibly Better Eye Care’s goal is to provide the highest level of eye care to you and your family.

The Visibly Better Eye Care’s Optometrists and staff start each appointment by listening closely to their patients in order to address and solve their specific problems. They give their patients the same eye care they would want for themselves, by making vision care affordable, by providing excellent customer service, and by educating their patients on maintaining their eye care to protect their vision. From check-in to check-out, Visibly Better Eye Care exceeds expectations with optical expertise, accurate eye examinations and superior customer service.

Eye examinations are an important part of preventative care for optimal eye health. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result most people are not aware that a problem might exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are crucial for maintaining good vision and eye health. Visibly Better Eye Care Optometrists recommend annual eye examinations to maintain continued good visual health.

Please call Visibly Better Eye Care to schedule an eye exam or for further information.

Fun Eye Facts

  • Eyes are the most complex organ you possess except for the brain.
  • Eyes have more than two million working parts.
  • Eyes have the ability to process over 36,000 pieces of information every hour.
  • Eyes can see candle light up to 14 miles away (under the right conditions).
  • Eyes utilize over 65% of all the pathways to the brain.
  • Eyes will bring you more than 24 million images throughout a normal lifespan.
  • The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the body for their job, with 100 times more power than necessary."
  • Eyes can instantly set hundreds of muscles and organs into motion.
  • The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch in diameter, but only 1/6 of the total eyeball is exposed -- the front portion."
  • Eyes contribute to 85% of your total knowledge.
  • The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest"
  • A Human eyeball weighs approximately 28 grams."
  • The human eye can distinguish 500 shades of gray."
  • The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels."
  • Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight."
  • People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper."
  • Men are able to read fine print better than women can."
  • All babies are color blind when they are born."
  • Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old."
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open."
  • The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella."
  • Your eyes blink more than 10,000,000 times a year!"
  • About half of our brain is involved in the seeing process?"
  • You can use your eyes as much as you wish - they do not wear out."
  • The average person blinks about 12 times a minute. That's 10,080 blinks in a day (14 waking hours)."
  • Color Blindness is 10 times more common in men than women."
  • Your eyes begin to develop 2 weeks after conception."
  • Your eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing."
  • The older we are the fewer tears we produce."
  • Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second."
  • The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour. "
  • Our eyebrows are made to keep sweat from running into our eyes."
  • Vision is learned and continues to develop from birth on into adulthood."
  • Our eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months."
  • The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing."
  • Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die."
  • The cornea takes in oxygen directly from the air."
  • The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning their head are the rabbit and the parrot."
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men."
  • The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones."
  • Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive."
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes."
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession!"
  • About 80% of what we perceive comes through the eyes. Our memories are made 80% by images.
  • The human eye is one of nature's wonders and functions like a photo camera. Only that is much more complex."
  • The pupil can increase its size also under the effect of strong emotions (fear, excitement)."
  • Human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light. Insects can see the ultraviolet light."
  • We blink once or twice at 10 seconds, and a blink lasts 0.3 seconds. In 12 hours, we blink 25 minutes. "
  • Infants start blinking at the age of 6 months."
  • The iris color has no link with the visual sharpness."
  • As humans grow older, the lens in the eye grows thicker. This is why people who once had perfect vision often need glasses in their 40s."
  • There are approximately 550 hairs in the eyebrow."
  • Smoking reduces your night vision."
  • Your visual field increases by 10% in the dark because your pupils are larger."
  • If you go blind in one eye you only loose around 1/5 of your total vision."
  • It takes some children up to 3 years to attain their final eye color."
  • Eyes contribute 85% towards your total knowledge; 80% of our memories are made up of visual images"
  • We shed over 30 million eyelashes over our lifetime."
  • Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our eyes."
  • Every person has one principal gene for eye color. A gene that codes for a large amount of melanin within the iris generally produces brown eyes."
  • A gene that codes for no melanin in the front layer and a small amount in the black layer generally produces blue eyes."
  • Other genes can affect the amount of melanin, which affects eye color. Thus, a child with two blue-eyed parents can have brown eyes."
  • Contact Lenses were first conceptualized and sketched in 1508 by Leonardo Da Vinci"

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