• Question: Why do we have eyelashes and what is their purpose?

    Asked by gwen626 to Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 21 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Daphne Ng

      Daphne Ng answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      Eyelashes keep out dust from our eyes. They are also sensitive to touch and can sense movement near the eyes e.g. insect, which will then cause the eyes to shut.