Fun Fact Friday… A Hummingbird’s Wing Flap

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on April 21, 2017

Spring has arrived in West Georgia! The signs are everywhere from blooming flowers and budding trees to the return of hummingbirds! We are blessed in this area to be the spring and summer home for some species of these jewel-like, colorful creatures! If you want to invite them to your home, offer them homemade nectar substitute. It is inexpensive and simple to stir up some sweet offerings from two ingredients you probably have on hand.


Here is an easy recipe:


1 part white granulated sugar to 3 parts water.


A Hummingbird is able to flaps its wings up to 70 times per second; its heart rate can reach 1,260 beats per minute. It is one of the speediest flyers of the bird kingdom! This sets us up for our FUN FACT FRIDAY…

The LASIK technology at West Georgia Eye Care Center is faster than the flap of a hummingbird’s wings! Our iLASIK laser suite includes the iFS femtosecond laser. It is one of the speediest lasers in the medical technology industry. It uses an infrared beam to generate up to 60,000 pulses per second. Speed is not it’s only attribute. The iFS laser prepares a precise corneal architecture to give our patients optimal LASIK results!