It can be all too easy to take our sight for granted, and many of us don’t really pay much attention to the incredibly complex processes involved in our ability to see.
When the eye functions normally, light is able to easily pass through the lens, where it is focussed onto a particular area at the back of the eyeball known as the retina. The retina turns the light into electrical impulses that are transmitted along the optic nerve to the brain. The brain processes these signals in order to give us our sight.
If anything disrupts any of these complex processes, vision will be affected. We often tend to notice our vision more when we experience a problem.
Any change in vision can be a cause for concern. Perhaps you’re finding it harder to enjoy reading because the words are appearing somewhat blurred? Maybe you’re wondering about alternatives to prescription glasses? When any concerns with vision start affecting daily life, you shouldn’t just have to put up with it.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the eye. A doctor who has specialised in this area is known as a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
The consultants at The Alexandra Hospital are experts in eye health, treating a wide range of eye conditions and symptoms.
They would be delighted to meet with you and help you access the most appropriate treatment for your particular requirements.