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A Focus on Eyes

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Eyes are like cameras. They see the world around us. They send images to the brain. Take a closer look to learn about our incredible eyes.

Colorful Eyes

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Look in a mirror. What color are your eyes? Eyes can be shades of blue, green, hazel Hazel pw hazel RAMIRO ELENA PHOTOGRAPHY—GETTY IMAGE light greenish-grayish brown (adjective) Liliana has hazel eyes. , or brown.

Great to See You

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We can’t see without light. It bounces off objects and into our eyes. Even in the dark, there is light. Your eyes may need time to adjust adjust pw adjust JOSE LUIS PELAEZ INC—GETTY IMAGES to change in order to make something better (verb) She adjusted the rearview mirror so she could see the back seat. .

Glasses Can Help!

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Some eyes need a boost boost pw boost YASSER CHALID—GETTY IMAGES a little help or improvement (noun) After her nap, Franny had a boost in energy. . They may not be able to see far away or up close. Glasses can sharpen your sight.

Blink It Away

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If you get a bit of dust in your eyes, blinking can help. Your eyes make tears. Tears wash away the dust.

Did you know?

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Not everyone is able to see. But people who are blind can still read. Braille letters are made of raised dots. A person reads them by touch.

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