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The Eye Series: Lens

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Today we will be learning about the lens in the eye. 

The lens is another clear structure of the eye located just behind the iris and pupil. It’s shape resembles an olive, with sides that bulge outward. 

The lens is a really important feature of the eye because it helps us see. It’s function is similar to the cornea, and provides extra power when focusing light rays onto the retina. 

Cataracts, the leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, occur when the normally clear lens becomes cloudy. This cloudiness can be caused by proteins in the lens clumping together, which causes incoming light rays to be scattered randomly.

Our Hamilton Eye Doctors can determine if your eyes have cataracts. Book an appointment today at Perception Eyecare. 

Perception Eyecare proudly serves the Hamilton area including Stoney creek, Binbrook, Ancaster, Grimsby, Caledonia, Mount Hope, and Smithville. 

Written by Krish Srinivasan

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