Lamp of the Body

I’ve been reading the gospel according to Luke and there is a part in chapter 11 that I’m not understanding.

The Lamp of the Body:

“No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn’t darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light.”

Is Jesus saying that our eyes are literally “the lamp of our body”? It seems so to me, but what would that mean?

Any help would be appreciated.

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