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English definition of “simple eye”

simple eye

noun [C]     specialized
a basic type of eye consisting of a group of cells that are sensitive to light, or having only one lens, as found in some insects → Compare compound eyeThe eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyes
(Definition of simple eye noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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