A few interesting facts about the eyes! Did you know that while it takes other body parts several days- weeks to reform themselves, our eyes given they are cared for properly take around 48 hours to repair a corneal scratch. We blink around 12 times each minute, the average blink lasts for around 1 tenth of a second. Newborn babies believe it or not do not produce tears, although it may seem as though they are crying they simply make a sobbing sound, the tears do not actually start flowing until they are around 4-13 weeks of age. Each and every one of us have a blind spot based in the back of the retina this is where the optic nerve attaches, it is not noticeable to us at all due to the fact that our eyes work together to ”amend” our vision and bring it back to full restoration.