The color of our eyes doesn’t matter much. The
light goes into our eyes through the pupil, which
is the part that looks black.
Think about a doorway into a dark room. The
part of your eye that is blue or brown, or some
other color is like the doorway. It is called the
The iris can get big to let in more light, or
small if the light is too bright. It does not
change the color of the light that goes in.
The pupil is the hole that lets light in. The
pupil looks black because it is dark inside your
Try this. Have a friend sit in a dark room for
a few minutes. Then add just enough light so that
you can see their eyes. Don’t shine a light right
at them. Now have them go out into a sunny day.
Look at your friend’s eyes. You should see the
pupils get smaller as your friend goes into the
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