“The long eyelashes, thin eyebrow and bright pupil of a young lady.”

Related Eye Vocabulary:

  • Blink (verb) – to briefly close and open the eyes quickly.
  • Blurry (adjective) – describing an unclear or unfocused image, which may be difficult to see clearly.
  • Bright (adjective) – describing a strong or intense light, which may cause discomfort to the eyes.
  • Cornea (noun) – the clear outer layer of the front of the eye that helps focus light entering the eye.
  • Eyeball (noun) – the rounded part of the eye that contains the pupil and iris, and allows us to see.
  • Eyebrow (noun) – the arch of hair above the eye that helps keep sweat and other debris out of the eyes.
  • Eyelash (noun) – a hair that grows from the edge of the eyelid, protecting the eye from dust and debris.
  • Focus (verb) – to adjust the eyes so that they can see clearly at a particular distance or object.
  • Iris (noun) – the colored part of the eye that controls the amount of light that enters the eye.
  • Lens (noun) – the clear part of the eye behind the iris that helps focus light onto the retina.
  • Optic nerve (noun) – the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.
  • Pupil (noun) – the black circle in the center of the eye that allows light to enter.
  • Retina (noun) – the layer of cells at the back of the eye that receives and processes light.
  • Squint (verb) – to partially close the eyes in order to see more clearly or reduce the amount of light entering the eye.
  • Strained (adjective) – describing eyes that feel tired or overworked, often due to extended use or exposure to screens.
  • Tear duct (noun) – a small tube that drains tears from the eye into the nasal cavity.
  • Vision (noun) – the ability to see, or the act of seeing.

What’s the difference between Blinking and Winking?

Blinking and winking are both actions that involve closing and opening the eyes, but they are used in different contexts and have different meanings.

Blinking is a natural and automatic action that happens several times per minute to keep the eyes lubricated and protected. Blinking involves both eyes closing and opening at the same time, and it typically happens unconsciously. Blinking can also be a voluntary action that people use to communicate a message, such as a sign of agreement, nervousness, or surprise.

Winking, on the other hand, is a deliberate and voluntary action where only one eye is closed and opened quickly. Winking is usually done intentionally as a gesture to convey a message or to communicate a particular feeling or intention. For example, winking can be used to show affection, flirtation, or to signal a shared secret or understanding. Winking can also be used as a playful or teasing gesture.

Working with Eyes:

  • In your high street you might visit an optician – a technician trained to design, check and fit glasses (lenses and frames), contact lenses, and other eyesight correcting devices.
  • An optometrist is a healthcare professional who provides vision care.
  • If you have serious problems with your eyes you will need to visit an eye doctor or ophthalmologist who specializes in eye and vision care.

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