How much do you care about your eyes?
Sometimes we tend to take them for granted when we shouldn’t in the first place. Our eyes give us the gift of vision and the luxury of seeing the beauty of the world and life in our everyday lives.
That’s more than enough reason to care about your eyes enough and know more about them and how they deliver you one of the most important senses in seeing.
The different parts of the eye work together and complement each other provide the vision that you so enjoy and need.
Know the different parts of your eyes and their specific functions. Here are the different parts that are responsible for producing the vision that you enjoy:
- Sclera – The white part of the eye that protects the eyeball and surrounds the pupil and iris.
- Pupil – The black dot at the center of the eye. It is a hole where the light enters the eye.
- Iris – The colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. Its main function is to control the volume of light that enters the eye by adjusting the size of the pupil. Through its sphincter muscle, the iris expands or contracts, making the pupil smaller or larger.
- Cornea – It is the clear window right at the front of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The journey of the light actually starts in the cornea as it passes there first. It also helps in focusing light to enable production of a clear image on the retina.
- Lens – The lens is right behind the pupil and it focuses light onto the retina located at the back of the eye. It performs the final focusing of the light inside the eye.
- Conjunctiva – This clear and protective membrane covers the surface of the eye and the inner eyelids. It is also responsible in keeping the eye in good working order.
- Retina – It is the inner lining at the back of the eye. Its different layers of cells work together to detect light and convert it into electrical impulses. The retina is comprised of life-sensitive cells that have the ability to determine, light, dark and color to assemble images. It then translates color into neural information and sends it to the brain for processing.
- Optic Nerve – It is a package of neural fibers that are transported from the retina to the brain.
We can’t stress further enough the importance of our eyes as without them, the gift of sight would not be possible. That’s why it is likewise that important for you to know more about your eyes and most especially, take good care of them.
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