Lens of the Eye: Definition & Function


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Which structure of the eye is responsible for focusing light onto the retina in the eye?

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1. In relation to the human eye, what is the definition of accommodation?

2. When light focuses in front of the retina and causes difficulty in seeing far away objects clearly, this is called which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to determine properties of the lens and the purposes it serves in this quiz/worksheet combo. Terms you will be assessed on include cataracts and myopia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and printable worksheet can help you review:

  • Cataracts
  • Myopia
  • Accommodation
  • Retina in the eye

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding cataracts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of accommodation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as myopia, hyperopia and cataracts

Additional Learning

To learn more about the eye lens, review the accompanying lesson called Lens of the Eye: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast concave and convex lens
  • Define lens
  • Determine how eyes form images
  • Examine the accommodation of the lens
  • Learn how cataracts occur
  • Describe characteristics of myopia