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Can Dogs Watch TV? Dog Eyesight Compared To Human Eyesight , Article provided by The Fun Times Guide.

Most dog owners will tell you that their dog watches television with them. 

In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, 87% of pet owners say that their pets watch TV.

To an extent, they are correct.  However, a dog eyesight is very different than human eyesight, so what your dog is actually "seeing" is quite different from what you’re seeing on the TV screen.

Here are some of the ways that dogs see things differently than humans, especially with regard to viewing images on a TV screen:

A dog’s eyesight allows them to see better at night than we do

The canine visual system is designed to operate well under low light conditions, while the human visual system performs best in bright light. 

Dogs also see flickering light better than humans do.  That means when watching television where we see one solid screen, dogs see each individual frame. 

Dogs cannot see the actual objects on the TV screen.  They simply see the movement and the shapes on the television instead. 

Dogs don’t have the same depth perception that humans have, which also explains how little they can actually see on a TV screen.

A dog’s increased peripheral vision compromises his binocular vision. Where the field of view of each eye overlaps, we have binocular vision, which gives us depth perception. The wider-set eyes of dogs have less overlap and less binocular vision. Dogs’ depth perception is best when they look straight ahead, but is blocked by their noses at certain angles. 

While dogs don’t just see in black and white (as many people think), they are not able to see as many colors as we can.  It’s though that they see the world similar to a red-green colorblind person.

Most people have vision that is trichromatic (3-color variations). People who are red / green color blind are dichromatic (2-color variations). Dogs’ retinas can distinguish 2 colors. These colors are blue-violet and yellow. Dogs can also differentiate between shades of gray. Dogs are unable to recognize green, yellow, orange, and red.  

Dogs can also differentiate the sounds coming from a TV versus those heard in the real world.  The sounds coming from the TV seem to be just as entertaining for them as it is for us to watch them responding to the sounds!

 

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October is eye injury prevention Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in the home.

Nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries each year in the United States, and nearly one million people have lost some degree of vision as a result. Most could have been prevented with protective eyewear. These are some of the most common places that eye injuries happen and prevention tips for both indoor and outdoor activities:

  • In the house – When using household chemicals, read the instructions and labels carefully, work in a well-ventilated area and make sure to point spray nozzles away from you. Many chemicals are extremely hazardous and can permanently destroy the surface of your eyes, resulting in blindness. For this reason, it is very important to use appropriate eye protection to prevent blinding consequences from chemical splashes.
  • In the workshop – Think about the work you will be doing and wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from flying fragments, fumes, dust particles, sparks and splashing chemicals. Many objects can fly into your eyes unexpectedly and cause injury.
  • In the garden – Put on protective eyewear before you use a lawnmower, power trimmer or edger and be sure to check for rocks and stones because they can become dangerous projectiles as they shoot from these machines.
  • In the garage – Battery acid sparks and debris from damaged or improperly jump-started auto batteries can severely damage your eyes. Learn the proper way to jump-start an automobile, and keep protective goggles in the trunk of your car to use for those emergencies and everyday repairs.

In an effort to combat household eye injuries, the Academy recommends that every household have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear to be worn when doing projects and activities at home to safeguard against eye injuries.  

Information provided by Eyesmart.  Click here for their website.

  

TIPS & TRICKS

Tips for good eye care:

1.  Eat for good vision.

2.  Quit smoking.

3.  Wear sunglasses.

For more tips goto www.http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/good-eyesight.

 

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