The Ins and Outs of Your Eyes

Vision is among the most informative of your senses, which is why it is important to regularly see your eye doctor and take care of your eye health. Although most people rely on their eyes every day, many people do not know much about these windows to the world. Watch this video clip for a quick look at the ins and outs of your eyes.

Human vision is made up of the brain’s interpretation of the reflection of light. Light reflects off of objects and into the eyes where it can be focused on the retina. Each eye offers a slightly different field of vision, and their paths initially cross over in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Your eyes depend on two types of photoreceptors: rods and cones. Rods are geared towards peripheral vision and movement, while cones help you receive and understand color. These photoreceptors work together to make up your vision.