There was a light in the darkness. "What was it?" I asked. It wasn't normal to see that bright of a light in my dark world, not normal at all. Every day I used to sit at my window hoping light would come in. I was so tired sitting hoping for light just a little sliver. Way before that when I was five I looked out the window every day until one of those day there was nothing but, darkness. I tired to see what there were doing to my home but, I couldn't. Then there was on more second of red light. "What?"
1. Can you feel it when your pupils dilate? No. I think I can't feel it because there is not a lot of nerves so you can't feel it. I think that one of the reasons why people created contacts like they did is so it would be less painful when you put your contact in or take it out.
2. Do you have any control over your pupils when
they dilate? We don't have any control. I think we don't have any control because if we forgot to make our pupils smaller or bigger it could cause instant blindness, like if we had control of our heart and we forgot to pump blood through our body we would be dead, so I think it is good that we don't have control.
3. What do we call this when a reflex happens without our control?
4. Why do our pupils get bigger in the dark and smaller in the light? They get bigger when you can't see (when your in the dark). They do this because your eyes want to see so they try to let more light in so we can see what we are doing and where we are going.
5. How does this reflex protect our eyes? Like I said on question 2 if the reflex doesn't kick in it could cause instant blindness. If your in the dark you would not be able to see a thing and that can be hurtful too.