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Cornea

Protective covering where the light first enters the eye.

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Lens

Ben's light rays; focus is a flipped, inverted image onto the retina.

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Retina

A thin the structure at back of the eye that contains two types of receptor cells.

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Rods

Cells in the periphery of the retina that respond to black-and-white. Roger better in low light, more sensitive to motion, and have less visual acuity than cones.

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Cones

Centered in the fovea. Respond to color, good for daytime vision, more visual acuity.

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Optic nerve

Carries visual information to the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus.

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Blind spot

A place where the optic nerve exits the eye; has no receptor cells, so no vision.