Our eyes allow us to see. The optic nerve carries images from the retina to the brain. Other eye parts include the cornea, iris, pupil, lens and sclera. Damage can cause vision loss or blindness.
Topic: More about eyes
Braille is a reading and writing system for blind and vision impaired people, made up of raised dots that can be ‘read’ by touch.
Using a computer can contribute to problems of the muscles and joints, eyestrain and overuse injuries of the arms, wrists and hands.
Corneal transplant surgery would not be possible without generous donors and their families, who have donated corneal tissue so that others may see.
A standard eye examination with an optometrist includes a screening for all common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts.
Orthoptists assist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.
Wearing eye protection appropriate for the task can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
Proper care of your contact lenses will help avoid irritation or damage to your eyes.
During laser eye surgery, a computer-controlled laser is used to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the front surface of the eye.
Smoking is thought to be a factor in age-related macular degeneration and blindness.
With planning and preparation, most social events can be adapted to suit people with vision loss.
Vision therapy is effective for everyone; however, its impact is greatest in children and young adults.
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