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You are about to begin your quest for information concerning the sense of sight. A few hints are listed below that will help you complete your quest successfully. Please read these hints before starting your adventure.

  • Click on the links below to find the information to answer the questions.
  • After finding the information you need, click on the back button in the upper left hand corner of the browser window.
  • Only click on links that are located on this page.
  • Good Luck!

1) What does it mean if someone is nearsighted or farsighted? What causes someone to be nearsighted or farsighted?
Click
here to find the information necessary to find out what it means to be nearsighted or farsighted.

2) Why does a cat's, dog's or other animal's eyes glow at night, but not a persons?
Check
here and check out the Sense-Sational Facts at the bottom of the page to find the answer.

3) Describe how the following structures protect the eye.

  • eyebrows
  • eyelashes
  • eyelids

Click here to find out how the eyebrows, eyelashes and eyelids protect the eyes.

4) How many minutes a year are your eyes closed just from blinking? You need to figure this one out by using your math skills.
Check here and check out the
Sense-Sational Facts at the bottom of the page to find the answer.

5) Where do your eyes get their color?

6) Rods can see in ____________?

7) Cones can see in _____________?

Click here to find out about rods, cones, and the color of your eyes.

8) Have no fear - you've got tears!  Why is that good?

Click here to find out why it is good to have tears.

9. Did you know? Many Americans wear glasses. About how many do?

Click here to find out how many Americans wear glasses.

 

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