The Evolution of the Eyes and How to Protect Them

Eyewear and lens manufacturer Essilor have recently produced a short video, narrated by science communicator Alom Shaha, looking at the evolution of the eye and challenging the theory of ‘irreducible complexity.’

This video highlights the light sensitive patches called stigma used by singe celled organisms, to the complex human eye you’re reading this article with.

There’s also some advice provided on the modern dangers to the eye’s health and how to protect your eyes from them.


About Antonio Chirumbolo

Antonio Chirumbolo
Antonio Chirumbolo, OD, is Associate Director of Marketing at CovalentCareers. Antonio's focus is in the world of digital publications and healthcare marketing, with special attention on content creation, management, and development.

One comment

  1. Chris Cox

    Whether or not you agree with their point that the eye is not irreducibly complex, the arguments they presented do little or nothing to support that point. Eye are far more complex than this video suggests and the arguments presented are too simplistic to be relevant. This is sad as it makes their eye protection advice seem less credible.

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