open eyes to

open (one's) eyes to (someone or something)

1. To see or realize the truth about something. Open your eyes to reality, Stan—they're just using you for cheap labor!
2. To cause one to see or realize the truth about something. The documentary really opened my eyes to the conditions in that country.
See also: eye, open

open someone's eyes to someone or something

Fig. to cause someone, including oneself, to become aware of someone or something. We finally opened our eyes to what was going on around us. The events of last night opened my eyes to Tom.
See also: eye, open
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In addition, a total of 249,205 [pounds sterling] has been awarded to eye care for the development and installation of Open Eyes to support electronic referrals to and from secondary healthcare settings.
Her achievements would change a city--and open eyes to life in the slums.