|Artificial eyes (Tech bytes)|
Author: Sheen, Barbara
Describes the invention and development of Artificial Eyes. Explores trials and tribulations along with the technological advances seen today.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.90
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 184034
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2016 This entry in the Tech Bytes series sets its sights on one particularly intriguing technological enhancement. Packed tight with detail, this comprehensive guide to the development and use of the artificial eye kicks off in ancient civilizations, when eye loss was common due to hand-to-hand combat and artificial eyes were still in the early stages of development. Now, eye loss is due primarily to diseases like cancer or military accidents, and artificial eyes are less about reassuring onlookers and more about maintaining the health of the face, especially for children who are still growing. This is fairly text-heavy, with occasional illustrations depicting diagrams of the eye or the creation of artificial eyes (using everything from molds to 3-D printers), but the subject matter is fascinating, and this is certainly thorough enough to aid in classroom research. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.