IU Optometry ScienceFest
Have you ever wondered…How do we see? Why do some people need glasses? Why do we have two eyes? What would it be like to be an optometrist? Join the Indiana University School of Optometry at ScienceFest to learn why…and have fun in the process!
October 26, 2019
Swain Hall Lawn
727 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7105
Fun Activities to participate in (also see other IU activities):
- How many eye balls do you see?
Come play a quick game of eyeball ball to see how many eye balls you can catch (with a catch!) to get on our leader board. The leader at 3pm wins a $25 gift card.
- Can you run the Googly-eyed Gauntlet?
We use our vision for so much in our daily lives, including simple things like walking around. Come walk (or try to run!) our gauntlet, obstacle-ridden course without using your normal vision. You may need help from a good friend. Progress will be tracked on our course leader board. The person with the course record at 3pm wins a $25 gift card.
- Which is better, 1 or 2?
Come learn why some people need to wear glasses, and why they help some people and not others. Plus, learn the answer to the age-old question optometrists always seem to ask, “which is better, 1 or 2?”.
- Can water change what we see?
Come see the miracle of light as water bends things that are straight, and maybe even can make them disappear.
- Why do we have two eyes?
We have two eyes. Why? Come see the miracle of how our eyes work together and the interesting aspects and benefits of this.
- How do my eyes move, and why can’t I see them move?
Our eyes move left, right, up, and down to track things quickly. Why can’t we see our eyes move and why doesn’t what we look at move?
Contact us if you have any questions:
Pete Kollbaum, OD, PhD
Associate Dean for Research