Slide show: A look inside your eyes
Illustration of eye muscles
Previous Next 5 of 5 How your eyes move

Each eyeball has six muscles attached to the sclera — the white part of your eye. These muscles, five of which are shown above, allow you to move your eye and track an object without turning your head. The eye muscles allow you to shift your field of gaze left, right, up, down and diagonally. Your brain coordinates these eye movements so that both eyes can move together when tracking an object.

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