Can You Believe Your Eyes?

October 22, 2020, 12:00 pm

1:00 pm

Discover how your eyes are just the beginning of your complex visual system with museum specialists from the Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye and vision scientists from the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. Your brain plays an important role in the visual system, but it can sometimes be tricked into seeing things that aren’t there. We will show you some of the museum’s medical artifacts and guide you through interactive hands-on (and eyes-on) activities. Explore the anatomy of your eyes, binocular vision, and the eye-brain connection.

Can you always believe what you see? Join us to find out.


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The American Academy of Ophthalmology Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye™ is the world’s only free, public museum dedicated to the fascinating science of sight. Look through the pupil of an enormous eye, explore interactive displays and try on a virtual reality headset to see how new technology can impact medicine. Through high-tech exhibits and a renowned collection of ophthalmic artifacts, you’ll discover surprising facts about how your vision works and the field of medicine devoted to protecting it.