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    Dr. John Lee is an ophthalmologist, an eye doctor. He stands inside a giant eyeball he designed for the Children's Museum of Illinois. (AP)
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    Dr. Lee’s giant eyeball sits on the second floor of the Children's Museum of Illinois in Decatur. (AP)
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    Dr. Lee designed the eye exhibit. He hopes it will teach people about the eye and its diseases so they will take better care of their vision. (AP)
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    Did you know that the eye turns everything upside down? The brain turns it back right side up. (RB)
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Look at that eye! It is big. It is round. Step inside. Look through the lens. See how God made eyes. 

 

READ MORE: A new eye display at the Children’s Museum of Illinois is called “Peek Inside.” It makes learning about eyes fun! Climb inside the giant eye. What does it look like from there? Dr. John Lee is an eye doctor. He made the big eye. He wants people to learn how their eyes work. Eyes are God’s handiwork, so take care of them. Matthew 6:22 calls the eye “the lamp of the body.”

 

Lesson #5: Eye Spy! Make good use of your children’s natural curiosity while also helping them to learn about the wonder of their eyes. Have them look into a mirror and tell you the parts of their eyes that they can see. Have them look at another person’s eyes to compare. Remind them that eyelashes, eyelids, and tears protect their eyes. Tell them how the pupils work. Have them contrast their pupils’ size in a dark room and in bright light. Give them some objects (maybe even a housefly!) to look at. Then give them magnifying glasses. What more do they see? Remind them to take care of their eyes and to guard what they look at. For, as Matthew 6:22 reminds us, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”