Other Eye Conditions

Maintaining good vision can improve your overall health and make it possible to pursue the lifestyle and opportunities that that interest you. In addition to attending routine eye exams, a crucial part of maintaining good vision is understanding how your eye works. Click here to request a medical eye exam.

Our team of Boise eye doctors help protect the lifestyle you love with advanced diagnostic technology and state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care, as well as education. Click through the vision conditions below to better understand how your eye works.

How the Eye Works

The eye’s surface, or the cornea, is convex. A well-shaped cornea allows light rays that hit it to bend through the pupil, pass through the lens, and focus precisely on the retina at the back of the eye. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain, where a clear image is produced.