Dedicated to helping you see, we invite you to explore the inner workings of your eye. The simplest way to keep your eyes healthy is to get check ups when necessary and even more frequently when you have existing eye health issues such as conditions which may require procedures or treatments. If you are unsure of when you need to go, ask you eye care specialist, and if you are experiencing changes, schedule an appointment right away.
Your eyes are incredibly amazing parts of your body. Filled with fluids, lenses, and other specialized features all working in harmony to allow you to see, each part has a special function. Take a journey into the eye with Alpine Eye Care.
The main parts of the eye include:
Iris – The Iris is the part of your eye that is colored. If you have hazel eyes or blue eyes, that color is the Iris and it is the part of your eye that regulates how much light enters your eye.
Cornea – The cornea is the clear outer part of the eye. It is the outer part of the focusing system within your eye.
Pupil – The pupil is the black opening in the center of your iris. It is the part of your eye that truly controls the amount of light which comes into your eye. As it gets brighter outside, your pupil will close to let less light in and as it gets darker, your pupil will open more to allow more light into your eye.
Lens– The lens is the clear part of the eye which is located behind the iris. It is used to help focus the light or an image within the eye onto the retina.
Vitreous Gel – This is a clear gel located within the eye.
Optic Nerve – The optic nerve is actually a group of more than a million nerve fiber which carry the visual messages (what your eye sees) from your retina to your brain.
Macula – The macula is a very small sensitive area of your retina which gives you central vision. It is located in the center of the retina and contains the next part of the eye we are defining which is the fovea.
Fovea – Located within the macula which is in the center of the retina, the fovea gives the sharpest vision.
Retina – The retina is the tissue lining located within the back of the eye. It is light sensitive and has the job of converting the light into electrical impulses which are sent to the brain through the millions nerve fibers of the optical nerve.
Your eyes are valuable and as such, it is important that you take care of them. Alpine Eye Care understands the need for you to have a comfortable experience, someone you can trust. For this reason, if you are in Northern Michigan and are in need of preventative care or have a condition which requires further care, we offer 3 convenient locations to help you. Alpine Eye Care has offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Graying Michigan. You can contact us online to schedule an appointment or can call us at 1.877.SEE.2020.