Learn About Eyeballs

Learn About EYEBALLS

If you’re looking at these words right now, you’re using your eyes. How do these amazing organs work? we turned to our favorite place for finding fun facts — the Internet — to answer some common eye questions.

What is the white part of our eye callled?

Visit http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/eye_noSW.html and you’ll learn that the white of your eye is the sclera (say: sklair-uh), a tough material that has the important job of covering most of the eyeball. To learn more about parts of the eye, visit http://www.stlukeseye.com/Anatomy.asp.






How big is the human eye?

At http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bigeye.html you learn that the human eye is about 2.5 cm in length and weighs about 7 grams. Six bands of muscles attach to the eyeball to controll the ability of the eye to look up and down and side to side.




Do you know what to do when you meet someone with vision loss?

Find out at http://www.99main.com/~charlief/vi/meeting.html where you’ll learn that when speaking to a person with vision loss, don’t omit words like, “see” or “look” .. People with visual impairments are not offended by these word






What animal has the largest eye?

According to http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question32949.html, the Giant Squid has the largest eye of any animal — living or extinct — with an eye that measures 15 inches in diamenter. By comparison, a whale’s eye is 4.7 inches, and an adult human eye is .94 inches. You can also learn more at http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/people/motani/ichthyo/eyes.html.






Want to look inside an eyeball?

At http://iknow.net/CDROMs/eyephys_cdrom/index.html you can see what it looks like inside an eyeball, from the inside out!


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