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    FY EYE! The Future Is Now: Iris Scanners Gaining Popularity

    Last updated 5 months ago

    A fingerprint has 40 unique characteristics, but an iris has 256, 
    s are growing in popularity.
    ?Your iris is ?the colored circle around your pupil, and every person's irises contain unique and detailed patterns of pigment and biostructures.
    Hundreds of millions of people around the world have been entered in iris recognition systems, for purposes both convenient (like passport-free border-crossings) and legal (some national ID systems based on this technology are being deployed). 
    Iris recognition technology is super fast, and incidents of false matches are very rare, two more big reasons why iris scanning is gaining popularity around the world. 
    Come visit 10/10 Optics and scan our collection of designer frames -- our optical store's collection is diverse and unique enough to have something for every iris that comes our way!

    FY EYE! Could Your Blue Be My Red?

    Last updated 8 months ago

    People with normal color vision agree that strawberries are roughly the same color as fire engines and rubies - they're all red. But could it be that what you call "red" is someone else's "blue"? 
    Based on older models of color perception, vision scientists always thought the answer to this question was "no". But new research is changing the minds of the scientific community. One person's red might actually be another person's blue and vice versa, the scientists said. You might really see strawberries as the color someone else calls blue, and the ocean as someone else's red!
    For the more detailed science behind this incredible find, check out this article. And even if we may not see them the same way, come check out 10/10 Optics's unparalleled collection of colorful frames!

    FY EYE! The Award for Best Eyesight in the World Goes To...

    Last updated 8 months ago

    The highest visual acuity (AKA best eyesight) ever recorded was actually in an unnamed Australian Aborigine man, part of a 1979 study that found Aborigines have much better eyesight on average than Europeans do. His visual acuity was 6/1.5, meaning that he could read an eye chart from 6 meters away as well as someone with "normal" vision could read it from 1.5 meters away.
    Researchers believe that his visual prowess was due partly to genetics, and partly to using his distance vision so much - the man was a hunter in his community, and spent much of his time scanning long distances for minute signs of game.
    Feel like your eyesight doesn't quite measure up? ;) Book your eye exam today with us at 10/10 Optics!

    FY EYE! The Most Iconic Frames in History

    Last updated 8 months ago

    We've said it before, and we're saying it again: a unique pair of frames is one of the best weapons a person has in their personal branding arsenal!
    Don't believe us? Take a look at this awesome chart crafted by Pop Chart Lab, Inc., featuring the most iconic eyewear in history. How many of these famous frames' wearers can you name without looking at the captions?
    If you're ready to boost your personal brand with some fantastic new frames, come on in and see us at 10/10 Optics!


    FY EYE! Google Glass's Blind Spot

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Doctors from a number ophthalmology schools are reporting that Google Glass significantly reduces peripheral vision, blocking as much as 10 degrees of wearers' field of vision. 
    Dr. Tsontcho Ianchulev, lead researcher, was inspired to study the issue when he almost got into a car accident while wearing Glass himself.
    Reduced peripheral vision is a serious problem when you're behind the wheel, or even just walking around. Seeing movement in your peripheral area generates an alert to possible danger and is the key to safely navigating the world. 
    The researchers let Google know about the problem, and it looks like a makeover is in store for Glass.
    For a lower-tech (but just as awesome!) eyeglass makeover, stop by 10/10 Optics, and upgrade your look!

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