The aim of this study vas to investigate the partridge (Alectoris chukar) lens at light microscopic level. The eye lens of 6 rock partridges were used as study materials. The lens consists of three layers as lens capsule, sub-capsule epithelium and lens body. It was determined that the lens capsule surrounded the lens from outer part and thickened a little on the anterior face. There were cubic epithelium cells in single order merely on the anterior face of the lens in sub-capsular epithelium. The lens body was made of major fibrils. It was observed that fibrils located at the centre of the lens lost their nucleus.
Key words: Lens, light microscopy, partridge, histology