HOW THE EYE WORKS
The human eye can be compared to a camera that gathers, focuses, and transmits light through a lens to create an image of the environment. In a camera, the image is created on film. In the eye, the image is created on the retina, a complex system with a thin layer of light sensitive cells at the back of the eye transmitting light, shape, color and dimension.
INFANTS, CHILDREN & TEENS
Blindness is devastating. At any age. But a child without sight, whether by birth or by accident, is especially tragic. Their entire future is at risk. Children who are partially or totally blind are unable to participate in the world around them as sighted children are, however, 80 percent of all diseases can be treated or cured.
Do you have questions about an eye disease or vision problem? Read through our sections on Eye Disease and Common Eye Disease for general information and then visit your ophthalmologist. Many eye diseases and disorders have no early symptoms and they are painless so it’s important to have regular eye examinations.
Low Vision is loss of sight that cannot be corrected by ordinary eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. A person with low vision should not be confused with blindness. People with low vision have some useful vision, which can often be improved with low vision aids. The EyeCare Project has the only Low Vision Clinic in the Caucuses providing care.
Blindness is devastating, but we are making tremendous progress, headed by the WHO Vision2020 Program. Today, 180 million people worldwide – primarily in developing countries – have a visual disability and are in need of social, vocational, economic or rehabilitative support services. More than 45 million people are blind and can’t walk without aid.
Do you take your eyesight for granted? Spend one day alone with your eyes bandaged closed so you can’t see and try to get along. You will never again take your sight for granted and you may begin to start taking more precautions to protect your sight. Learn how to protect your eyes and your child’s eyes at home, at work and while playing sports.
Color blindness is usually inherited. More men than women are affected — 8 percent of men compared to 0.5 percent of women — and usually involves the inability to distinguish between shades of red and green. There is no treatment for inherited color blindness but it can be accommodated.
She has talent, achievements and aspirations and she has lived with Glaucoma since the age of three. But her optimism and her perseverance have never let her down.
The eye is a complex sensory organ specialized for the gathering of visual information and gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the world than do any of our other five senses.
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Wounded and bleeding, Tsovinar left her dying brother in the field where the landmine had exploded. Seeking help, the little girl crawled slowly along the ground, somehow able to reach the iron fence that separated the field from the highroad.
Few, if any, cultures can claim Armenia’s textile history — a continuous and consistent record of fine textile production from the first millennium B.D. to the present. Armenians today are blessed by the diversity and richness of a textile heritage passed on by thirty centuries of diligent practice, a tradition that was nearly destroyed by the 1915 genocide.