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Your Eyes and Sense of Sight

Did you know that your eye operates in much the same way as a camera? Just as the lens of a camera focuses entering light on a piece of film to produce a sharp image, the lens of your eye focuses light on the retina to form a picture that is then sent to the brain.

At this point in time the lens sharpens, and projects the light onto the inner layer, which is known as the retina. Your retina acts in much the same way as film in a conventional camera, with millions of photo-receptors, which are known as rods and cones translating the focused light into full-color visual information. However, the information received by the retina is an upside down image that requires up-righting.

To protect the health of your eyes and to enjoy optimal vision, it’s important to see your ophthalmologist for routine exams and care.

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