- Holding a magnifying glass against a wall at the proper distance usually will provide a picture of the lit-up parts of the room. Note that that distance varies, depending on the distance of the object concerned from the lens. Objects that are far away will require a distance called the focal length, while objects that are closer to the lens require a longer distance for a sharp picture of that object on the wall.
- Eye glasses restore proper sight to very many people, also eyepieces of optical instruments include lenses.
- Photography has many uses
Refraction at a spherical interface
See also wikipedia:Refraction
Locating the image
The lensmaker’s equation
Converging and diverging lenses