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glasses

Our project is about eyeglasses and how they help us see. We talk about types of glasses, how our eyes work and the history of glasses.
Lily Campbell Nurana Annayeva
Grade 6

Problem

Our main question for this research was ''How do glasses help us see?''. In order to find out we had to understand how our eyes work. We did some research on that and we found answers. The next step was to actually get the answer to how glasses help us see. So we watched a couple of videos on that and eventually got the answer. We also did a lot more research on some other things about glasses, like a vote, types of vision, and fun facts.

Method

Our method of finding our information was to find helpful videos that explain everything about what we were looking for. We found most of it on youtube and google.

To find out how glasses actually help us see, we had to do a lot of research on how our eyes work and that way we would understand more about glasses.

Research

 

 

Glasses 

by lily and nurana

How your eyes work

Our eyes have lots of different and important parts. Take for example the cornea. A cornea acts like a window to our eyes. It lets in the light into our eyes. After the cornea we have a lens. The lens focuses the picture to the back of our eyes. That’s when seeing really starts to happen. The lens focuses the light to the retina. The retina is a wall at back of the eye. Behind the retina we have the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries messages to the brain of what it sees.

Our eyes

How the Eyes Work | National Eye Institute

How do glasses help you see?

Imperfections in our cornea or lens causes refractive light to appear in front of or behind the retina, making images appear blurry. People with refractive errors can still see light, colors and the movement but not the details. Glasses refocus the light, to strike the retina exactly. Basically anything that is misplaced in our eyes could ruin your vision.

 

Types of vision

MYOPIC- short sighted

HYPEROPIC- long sighted

ASTIGMATISM- out of focus

Myopic

People with myopic eyesight see up close but not far away.

Hyperopic

People with hyperopic eyesight see things far away but not up close. 

Astigmatism

When everything is blurry.

Fun Facts!

 

  • Our pupils get smaller when it’s bright and they get bigger when it’s dark.                                      

  • Our eyes actually see the world upside down, but our brain fixes it.

  • Blinking moisturizes our eyes, it also focuses more on what we’re looking at.

  • The average person blinks 12 times per. minute 

  •  It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  • The average person blinks about 10,000 times a day 

                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data

Far Away OR Up Close

Far Away             Both           Up Close

      4                       2                   5

This is how many people in our class can’t see far away or up close. According to google more people can’t see up close then far away! 

 

Conclusion

We found out  that our eyes and glasses are really complicated!

The purpose of this research was to find out more about eyeglasses. In addition to that we also learned more about eyes.

the results to our data was pretty shocking as well !

Citations

https://youtu.be/ypF037wlYZg

https://youtu.be/syaQgmxb5i0

and we researched some stuff on google.

(no websites)

 

Acknowledgement

Violet Campbell (Lily's mom)

other participants (Yasna and Cara)

Ms. Friesen