Look at an object, any object and what do you see? If you are looking at a tree you’d see the overall tree but you’d see the detail of its trunk, the leaves, their shape and color as well as being able to gauge its size by comparing it to other things nearby but most of all you’d recognize it as a tree. Seems like a simple enough process but in actuality looking at a tree and being able to know that it is a tree and discerning its various features is a matter of great complexity involving many parts of the eye as well as the nervous system and brain. A tree isn’t a tree until our eye turns incoming light into an image and the brain recognizes the image to be a tree. In order for this process to continue to work perfectly often takes retina care in Falls Church from The Retina Group of Washington.
According to our retina care in Falls Church doctors, the eye works by integrating and coordinating the efforts of many different structures in order to form an image. Among the most important eye structures are: Cornea, the clear front window of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye, the Iris, which is the colored part of the eye that helps regulate the amount of light that enters, the Pupil, a dark aperture in the iris that determines how much light is let into the eye, Lens, a transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina, Retina, a nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and creates electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, the Macula, a small central area in the retina that contains special light-sensitive cells and allows us to see fine details clearly and the Optic Nerve that connects the eye to the brain and carries the electrical impulses formed by the retina to the visual cortex of the brain.
All these structures and the many other lesser parts of the eye must work together in order to see a clear image of the tree or anything else we happen to be looking at. In order to keep your eyes working at their best it takes the assistance of our retina care in Falls Church team, where our doctors will conduct comprehensive examinations of your eyes and their functioning to check for any diseases as well as prescribing needed vision corrections. Call our office for an appointment.