Vision is a delicate and flawed system
A slight defect or change in any part of the eye can cause vision issues. This is why vision correction is common. Eyeglasses and contacts help your eye’s inner structures process and interpret light more efficiently and clearly.
The main parts of the human eye
Cornea: transparent tissue that covers the front of the eye that lets light in
Iris: the ring of muscles in the colored part of the eye that controls pupil size
Pupil: the opening in the center of the iris that changes size to control how much light enters the eye
Sclera: the white of the eye that is made of fibrous tissue and protects the inner-eye structures
Lens: located behind the pupil, it focuses light onto the retina
Retina: A membrane at the back of the eye that transforms light into nerve signals
Rods and cones: specialized cells the retina uses to process light
Fovea: small spot made of cone cells in the center of the retina that enables sharper vision
Optic Nerve: This bundle of nerve fibers carries messages from the eyes to the brain
Macula: A small part of the retina responsible for central vision, allows people to see shapes, colors, and details clearly.
Protecting Your Eyes
Depending on your lifestyle, shatter-resistant and impact-resistant eyewear may be a necessity. If you work in a hazardous environment, like a construction zone, protective eyewear is key. If you participate in ball sports and other extreme sports regularly, you could also benefit from specialized protective eyewear.
Did you know that:
Roughly half of traumatic eye injuries are related to ball sports, 45% of these happen in children younger than 14 and 90% of them are preventable.
Polycarbonate is a lens material widely used for shatter-and-impact resistant lenses. If you opt for specialized eye protection, it will likely have polycarbonate lenses. These can also be used to protect you from the hazards of bright light, glare, and the sun’s UV rays.