Understanding How The Eyes Work

I will give you a very basic understanding of how the eyes work. Light goes through the cornea, and behind the cornea is the lens that focuses on how we see. We call the muscle responsible for flexing and shaping the lens of the ciliary. After the ciliary focuses the lens, the light goes to the retina (mirror on the back of the eye). The optic nerve picks up the information from the retina and sends it to the brain, which translates the light to images and this is how we see.

We also have extraocular muscles that control the movement of the eyeball itself. These movements are up, down, left, right, etc. It is believed that if one or more of these muscles has too much tension, it can re-shape the eyes. This can cause more vision issues, such as blur at long distances, astigmatism and other problems.

Astigmatism is a condition that causes blurred and double vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.

The ciliary muscle is the key to how the lens focuses but the internal muscle has to work with the extra-ocular muscles for everything to work properly together. Relaxation is the key for the whole eye system to work properly.

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