It can be easy to take our sight for granted, and we often do not spare a thought regarding the incredibly complex processes involved in our ability to see.
When the eye is functioning normally, light passes through the lens and is focussed onto a specific part of the back of the eyeball known as the retina. The retina transmits electrical signals through the optic nerve to the brain. The brain processes these signals in order to give us our sight.
If anything changes or disrupts any of these processes - whether disease, damage or disorder – vision will be affected. It is often only when we have a problem with our vision that we become aware of just how much we rely on such complex processes working properly, each and every day.
Any change in vision can be concerning. Maybe you’re finding the words on a page appear blurry as you read. Perhaps you’re struggling to see things at a distance as well as you used to. (Maybe you’re just fed up walking indoors on a cold day and having your glasses fog up because of the change in temperature!)
Whenever changes in vision affect everyday life, you may like to get expert advice.
Ophthalmology is an area of medicine involved in assessing, diagnosing and treating problems of the eye. A doctor who specialises in this area is known as a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
The consultants at BMI The Meriden Hospital treat a very wide range of conditions and symptoms.
Whether you’re interested in reducing your dependency on glasses or have noticed changes in your vision that are concerning you, they would be delighted to help you.