Parts of the Eye – English Vocabulary Lesson


Hi, I’m Rob from Woodward English and today we’re going to learn vocabulary associated with the eye and the eyes. eyes The round globular organs in your
head that you use to see with. You have one eye or two eyes. Example sentence You will damage your eyes if you stare too long at the Sun. eyelid The pieces of skin above and below the eye that cover it when you close your eyes The eyelids are there mainly to cover and protect your eyes. Example sentence He was incredibly tired and his eyelids felt heavier and heavier. eyelashes The hairs growing on the edge of your eyelids. Example sentence She applied mascara to her eyelashes to make them thicker and more noticeable. Some ladies use false eyelashes which are artificial ones that are glued to the eyelid. They use glue …. aargh! …. like this …. No, not this type of glue. It’s a type of adhesive that is included with the eyelash so it sticks a lot easier and it makes them appear a lot better. There is an expression which is to flutter your eyelashes. Like this. Flutter is normally used when a bird or insect hovers more or less in the same place by quickly moving its wings up and down… like this. It is not flying where it moves from one place to another place. No, it flutters, it stays more or less in the same place. And the way the wings quickly move up and down can also be used to refer to the way eyelashes quickly move up and down. You flutter your eyelashes. Sometimes a lady flutters their eyelashes to attract someone in order to persuade them to do something. Please! It doesn’t always work though. eyebrow The line of hair that is above each eye. It stops the sweat from coming down into the eyes. Some people have two eyebrows… some people have one eyebrow. Example sentence He raised his eyebrows in surprise. Look they went up. I raised my eyebrows. Can you lift one eyebrow up? pupil The pupil is the small round black
area at the center of the eye. It varies in size to regulate the amount of light reaching the retina at the back of the eye. Example sentence Eyedrops are sometimes used to make your pupils dilate so the doctor can have a better view of the back of your eye. Dilate means to become larger, wider or more open. Did you know that pupil can also mean a child at school? The word pupil, meaning student, is becoming old-fashioned which means it’s not used as much nowadays but sometimes you will see the word pupil instead of student. iris Iris is this round colored part that surrounds pupil of your eye. This iris is blue. The iris is responsible for controlling the size of the pupil. Example sentence When you say someone has blue eyes, I have blue eyes, this is a blue eye, it is the iris that has that color. What color are your eyes? Let me know below. Retina The layer at the back of the eye which is
sensitive to light and that receives the image you see and sends it to the brain. Example sentence The optics of the eye create an image of the visual world on the retina. Some extra vocabulary for you associated with the eye. cornea The transparent slightly bulging surface in front of the eye. optic nerve The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain. The job of the optic nerve is to transfer
visual information to the vision centers of the brain. sclera The white outer layer of the eye. It is often known by the common name of the white of the eye. I hope you found this vocabulary about parts of the eye useful. If you did, click like and subscribe to our channel so you know when we create new videos to help you improve your English. Have an awesome day!

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