Eye Health & Disease

Your Eyes and Vision: How the Eye Works

Our ability to “see” starts when light reflects off an object at which we are looking and enters the eye. As it enters the eye, the light is unfocused. The first step in seeing is to focus the light rays onto the retina, which is the light sensitive layer found inside the eye. Once the light is focused, it stimulates cells to send millions of electrochemical impulses along the optic nerve to the brain. The portion of the brain at the back of the head interprets the impulses, enabling us to see the object.

If my vision is less than optimum, what can I do?

A comprehensive eye examination will identify causes that may affect your ability to see well. We may be able to prescribe glasses, contact lenses or a vision therapy program that will help improve your vision.

If the reduced vision is due to an eye disease, the use of ocular medication or other treatment may be needed. If necessary, referral will be undertaken if an eye disease is found which warrants further investigation.

To keep your eyes healthy and white with clear, crisp vision it is important to schedule an annual exam. With advancements in technology, your annual eye exam is a portal to more than just vision. Today, we can help identify the onset of other ailments as well. Additionally, you can take an active role in the prevention of eye disease by learning more about proper nutrition and how it affects your eyes and vision.