Eyelids and eyelashes

The eyelids are muscular folds of skin above and below your eyes that can open and close like a gate covering and revealing the eye. They protect the eye from foreign matter, such as dust, dirt and other debris that might damage the eyes. When you blink, the eyelids also help spread tears over the surface of the eye, keeping it moist and comfortable. Eyelashes are small hairs growing from the edges of the eyelids. They filter out dust and debris from the air close to the eye, preventing it from getting into the eyeball.

Last modified: Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 7:15 PM